Pyongyang calls missile fire defense against US threats

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Pyongyang describes its missile fire as defense against US threats

Pyongyang fired six in less than two weeks, the latest being two ballistic missiles on Thursday (files).

North Korea on Saturday defended its recent round of missile tests as a legitimate defense against what it calls U.S. military threats.

The communist country has launched six ballistic missiles in less than two weeks, the latest being two ballistic missiles on Thursday.

On Tuesday, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM ) above Japan, which forced some of the archipelago's inhabitants to take cover.

The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Editor's note] missile launch test is a regular and planned self-defense measure to defend the country's security and regional peace against the direct military threats from the United States that have lasted for more than half a century, North Korea's civil aviation agency said without specifying which launch it was, according to the report. #x27;KCNA official agency.

State media released the statement after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which holds its annual meeting in Montreal, on Friday condemned ballistic tests carried out by Pyongyang in recent months. and called them dangers to civil aviation.

The reclusive country regards this resolution adopted by ICAO as a political provocation by the United States and its vassal forces aimed at undermining the sovereignty of the DPRK.

De For their part, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington have intensified their joint military exercises in recent weeks, and carried out new maneuvers on Thursday involving a US Navy destroyer belonging to the strike group of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

The launches come amid a record year of weapons testing by North Korea, which leader Kim Jong-un has said that it was an irreversible nuclear power, thus ending the possibility of denuclearization talks.

According to analysts, Pyongyang has taken advantage of the impasse at the United Nations to conduct ever more provocative weapons testing.

Furthermore, Seoul and Washington have been warning for months that Pyongyang will conduct another nuclear test, likely after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress on October 16.

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