North Korea said today, one day after the failed launch of a military reconnaissance satellite, that the device will be “properly” put into orbit soon and attacked the United States and the countries that have protested this plan.
“The DPRK’s reconnaissance satellite will be successfully put into space orbit in the near future and start its mission,” Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of the North Korean leader, said in a statement carried by the state news agency. KCNA.
DPRK stands for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea.
Kim criticized countries that have protested Pyongyang’s plans to put such a satellite into orbit, especially the United States, which he accused of acting like “a group of gangsters” that would accuse the regime of “illegal and threatening.” even if he tried to launch the satellite “via a balloon”.
“If the PPPDC’s satellite launch is to be particularly censored, the United States and all countries that have already launched thousands of satellites should be denounced,” he added.
Kim Yo-jong called it “crazy logic” that his country is only censored and accused of violating UN Security Council resolutions for the use of ballistic rocket technology regardless of its purpose, “even though other countries are doing it.”
The sister of the North Korean leader recommended that critical nations review the Charter of the United Nations (UN) and the provisions of the international organization’s space treaty “before baselessly rejecting and scolding a sovereign state for its satellite launch and its right to spatial development.
Kim assured that this behavior is a sign that “the enemies” of his country “fear” that Pyongyang has access to better means of reconnaissance and information, and that this only reinforces his position to devote “greater efforts to the development” of these means. .
The North Korean, who currently serves as deputy department director of the Central Committee of the national single party, reiterated that North Korea has no interest in dialogue with the US given its “hostile policy” towards the regime.
This Thursday’s statement was published a day after Pyongyang unsuccessfully launched a space rocket with a satellite.
A technical failure in the transporter vehicle’s engines caused the device’s detachment process to fail and it crashed into the Yellow Sea, west of the Korean peninsula.
The day before was the sixth launch of a satellite by North Korea, which has apparently only managed to put two devices into orbit (in 2012 and 2016), although none of them have ever shown signs of being operational.
The international community considered in each of these cases that the North Korean regime was trying to covertly test ballistic missile technology.
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