North Korea: new missile fire shortly before emergency Security Council meeting

North Korea tested a “newly developed” anti-aircraft missile on Thursday.

The shooting comes hours of an emergency meeting of the Security Council requested by Washington, Paris and London over a previous shooting. “The People’s Republic of North Korea carried out a test firing of a recently developed anti-aircraft missile on September 30”, the North Korean agency KCNA announced on Friday (October 1). “Outstanding combat performance” missile “have been verified, with the introduction of new key technologies”, welcomes the official agency.

This new firing has the air of provocation, with the approach of the meeting of the Security Council expected on Friday, to discuss precisely the previous missile firing by Pyongyang, presented as hypersonic by the North Koreans. “We are concerned about these repeated violations of Security Council resolutions [de l’ONU] which promote instability and insecurity “, commented the head of the American diplomacy Antony Blinken to journalists on the sidelines of discussions in Pittsburgh.

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