(JustPatriots.com)- It looks as though North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un isn’t giving up on his nuclear ambitions, with the country’s military reportedly firing a short-range missile into the ocean on Tuesday.
South Korean’s military revealed that the North Korean rocket was fired as Pyongyang’s United Nations ambassador insisted to world leaders that the country has a right to test its own weapons.
The missile was fired into the ocean on the east coast of the country from a site in the Jagang province. A Japanese Ministry of Defense spokesman told the press that they believe the rocket to be a ballistic missile.
Less than an hour after the missile was fired, the North Korean United Nations ambassador Kim Song told the United Nations General Assembly hosted in New York that no nation can “deny the right to self-defense for the DPRK.”
It’s just the latest in a string of provocative moves by North Korea, made even as the country touts the possibility of ending the Korean War. Kim Yo Jong, an adviser to her brother Kim John Un – despite holding no official government title – recently said that there must be “impartiality” from the West and the united States must end its “double standards” to bring peace to the region.
The launch was condemned by Biden’s White House. The State Department said that it posed a threat to North Korea’s neighbors and the international community as a whole, and went as far as suggesting it is a “violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions.”
During the United Nations General Assembly, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his nation’s call for an end to the Korean War.
But if that war is going to come to an end, North Korea will need to end the missile tests…and in order to end the missile tests, North Korea wants to be recognized as an “equal” to the international community and demands multiple sanctions placed on the country to come to an end.
And that doesn’t seem likely.