North Korea launched a missile test, making it more difficult for the sanctions to be eased or removed, but the sanctions could implicate China.
On the morning of July 25, North Korea launched into the sea of Japan two “strange objects”. Before falling into the sea, the first object flew more than 430 km while the second object flew a little further. Subsequently, the Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) cited an analysis of South Korean and American intelligence officials saying the second object the North launched was 690 km and considered “kind.” new missiles “have never appeared.
In a statement cited by CNN news agency, Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, said that the test of the 25/7 bright rocket “was not more provocative than before” compared to the cases. Similar tests that Pyongyang conducted in May last. However, this action is clearly still “tit-for-tat”.
On July 16, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a meeting last June, US President Donald Trump confirmed to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he would postpone the joint exercise. But three days later, the US State Department announced that the US and South Korea would conduct joint exercises as planned next month.
For Pyongyang, this is clearly a violation of the two leaders’ agreement. Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea announced that it would call joint exercises between the US and South Korea as “war drills,” and warned Pyongyang to reconsider its decision to stop testing nuclear weapons. and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) if the US-Korean exercise is conducted.
Another noteworthy sign is that Pyongyang recently showed a picture of Mr. Kim checking a submarine. So, according to Joel Wit, a senior member of Stimson Center and Director of Site 38 North, a tracking website about North Korea, the test of the 25/7 bright rocket is probably not the last move. The same will be done by Pyongyang. North Korea will also take actions to show that they are strong, strong people and will not yield to anyone.