North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

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.

China urges Canada to stop diplomatic microphone

China urges Canada to stop diplomatic microphone

The Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized Canada and its allies such as US, UK and EU when talking about human rights in the case of two Canadian citizens was arrested.

“I wonder how they relate to this case. Where is their voice when the senior manager of a Chinese company is illegally arrested by the Canadian request,” The Chinese Foreign Ministry said. “It is quite clear that other human rights they are talking about have different standards when applied to citizens of different countries.”

At the regular press conference of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese spokesman said that recent China-Canada relations are not Chinese faults.

She said China urges Canada to stop “micro diplomacy” activities and should take substantive actions.

At the press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the country has repeatedly expressed its clear stance on the arrest of two Canadian citizens because they are related to activities that harms China’s national security.
the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a series of collisions between China and Canada recently will make the relationship between the two countries affected, but this is not the fault of the Chinese side.

She continued: “China hopes leaders of Canada if they truly have responsibility for its citizens as well as China-Canada relations, so stop micro-diplomatic activities, review the middle part. at what point the two countries are at the same time applying real actions, along with the Chinese side to find a satisfactory solution. ”

Earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly criticized China for arresting Canadian citizens in an “arbitrary and unfair” way. On January 14, Trudeau continued to criticize China for using arbitrary death sentences after convicting a Canadian citizen for drug trafficking.

In the latest development revolving around tensions between China and Canada, recently Regis Labeaume – Mayor of Quebec City, Canada, canceled his visit to China in March.