In the midst of the Ukraine crisis, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is attempting to reclaim power. In fact, the South Korean military claimed that North Korea launched an unidentified missile on Wednesday, but that it failed to reach its target. North Korea fired an unidentified missile from the Sunan area around 9:30 a.m. today, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul, but it is believed to have crashed shortly after launch.
So far this year, ten weapons have been tested.
So far this year, North Korea has conducted ten weapons tests, one of which has failed. Seven missiles and two reconnaissance satellites were among them. At the same time, South Korea and the United States have expressed their displeasure with North Korea’s hasty launch. Last week, the two countries issued a joint statement claiming that the majority of North Korea’s missiles were intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems. This was the first time such a missile had been launched.
More sanctions against North Korea have been imposed by the United States.
Following two tests conducted as part of an intercontinental ballistic missile test, the US Treasury has imposed new sanctions on North Korea. The Ministry of Finance announced sanctions against three Russian institutions accused of aiding it, citing a missile test on March 4 as an example. Apollon, Jill-M, and RK Bridges are the companies in question. Two people linked to these businesses have also been barred.
These businesses will be unable to use their assets in the United States as a result of these restrictions. At the same time, South Korea claims to have seen signs of old tunnels at the North Korean nuclear test site being repaired. These tunnels were demolished several months before former US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in 2018.