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Current Affairs 2023: North Korea has put the world including South Korea and Japan in danger by testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. The name of this missile is Hwasong-18. This is North Korea’s first missile to use solid propellant. Its range is 55 hundred kilometers. Let us know which countries have this type of missile.
According to media reports, this long-range missile is also capable of carrying nuclear weapons. North Korea has designed it for intercontinental missions. Currently, America, Russia, France, UK, China, Israel and India have this type of missile. North Korea is the eighth country to achieve this and conducted a successful test.
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Why did North Korea test it?
This test of North Korea has been done with the intention of strengthening its self-defense capability and preventing any possible military threat. North Korea has called it necessary to protect regional peace and protect against enemies. This is being seen as a strategic step, which strengthens North Korea even in a tense environment.
Where was the test done?
This missile test flight lasted for 74 minutes. This became the longest record so far in the history of North Korea’s missile testing. The missile landed about 250 kilometers west of Okushiri Island in northern Japan. This initiative of North Korea has worried the world. An emergency National Security Council meeting was held between South Korea and Japan regarding this.
In this, the need for deeper cooperation with America was emphasized. This is because three nations, South Korea, Japan and America, have a joint target of complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. In this situation, this step taken by North Korea increases regional tension. To reduce this risk and maintain regional stability, it is necessary that a diplomatic solution to this initiative taken by North Korea be found on priority basis.
North Korea is a country which supports the dictatorship model. He has been seen many times cutting himself off from the world and doing whatever he wants. Dictator Kim Jong Un is currently the supreme leader there. The history of this ruler of just 39 years so far is very dangerous.