As part of weapons Development program, North Korea has been conducting regular missile tests since the beginning of the year. Hypersonic short range, intermediate range and long range ballistic missiles have all been tested according to South Korea. 


The latest test launch was the ICBM which has heightened tensions with the Biden administration. According to Japan’s defence ministry. The reported ICBM traveled to a height of 6000 kilometres, 3728 miles and a distance of 1080 kilometres 671 miles in 71 minutes, before splashing down in waters off Japan’s western coast on Thursday. With this launch marked the end of a self imposed suspension on nuclear and ICBM testing announced by the country’s leader Kim Jong Moon prior to beginning talks with President Donald Trump.

Mr. Kim’s announcement

 In 2018 following Mr. Kim’s announcement of the suspension, Mr. Trump stated that there was no longer a nuclear danger from North Korea. Anticipating that his unusual relationship with Mr. Kim would drive the country to abandon weapons that could threaten the United States. Analysts believe this test could be North Korea’s longest range missile launch to date, surpassing its previous ICBM launch in November 2017, according to Japan’s Vice Defense Minister Makoto and Nikki. The missiles. Altitude suggests it is a new type of ICBM that indicate North Korea is getting closer to creating missiles capable of striking the United States. North Korean state media later appeared to confirm Anukis assessment, announcing the launch of a war Song 17 missile,

US joined allies South Korea

 the country’s newest ICBM type. The US joined allies South Korea and Japan strongly condemned the launch and described North Korea’s launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile as a brazen violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions that needlessly escalates tensions and risks, destabilizing the security situation in the region. South Korean officials predicted that North Korea would conceal a test launch of a new ICBM as a space satellite launch. 

UN resolutions 

As a result, several UN resolutions restrict North Korea from sending satellites into orbit, owing to the fact that the government has utilized such rockets to manufacture and test long range ballistic missiles. North Korea, on the other hand, has argued that it is its sovereign right to put satellites into orbit. Is it possible for North Korean missiles to cross an ocean and hit an intercontinental target?

 North Korea’s War Song 14 missile has an 8000 kilometre range, but other studies suggest it may go as far as 10,000 kilometres. If fired on a maximum trajectory, it is capable of reaching New York. It’s war song. 15 missile is believed to have a range of 13,000 kilometres, allowing it to strike anywhere in the United States.

 It also launched its hwasong 12 intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan, threatening an enveloping strike on the US territory of Guam. According to Lee Byeong Chul, a nuclear proliferation expert in Seoul, whether the country has mastered the so-called reentry technologies which needed to protect the nuclear warhead from the intense heat and friction as the ICBM crashes through the Earth’s atmosphere, it was unclear whether Thursday’s launch had showed any substantial advancements in reentry technologies or if it was related to developing a multiple independent reentry vehicle. Or MIRV.

 When North Korea’s newest ICBM, the war Song 17, was originally shown during a military parade in October 2020, experts said it was the world’s largest mobile ICBM. According to missile analysts, the war Song 17 is designed as an MI RV missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads. According to the Arms Control Association, 

North Korea has 40 to 50 nuclear warheads and could generate enough fissile material for six or seven bombs each year. Significant bargaining tool. North Korea has used nuclear weapons as a significant bargaining tool, developing more powerful ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

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