North Korean missile is capable of striking US
North Korean missile is capable to striking US missile defense
In a recently published article by NBC News, North Korea’s successful test launch on July 12 of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile equipped to penetrate U.S. missile defenses is most likely the result of technical cooperation sourced to Russia.
According to North Korea’s own pronouncements, the new North Korean ballistic missile represents a sudden and important advancement of North Korean ballistic missile arsenal. The rocket is solid-fueled, making it harder for Western intelligence to detect than liquid-propellant ICBMs. The North Korean ballistic missile test last month, observed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The test shows the Hwasong-18’s ability to deliver multiple thermonuclear warheads as far as Washington, and deploy decoy canister to evade U.S. missile defenses.
Postol wrote that the sudden air of these advanced North Korean ballistic missile capabilities is difficult to explain without the cooperation from the Russian government and its scientists. Russia’s supplying North Korea with such capabilities would mark an important escalation of the growing military cooperation between the two countries, as well as violate U.N. Security Council resolutions signed onto by Russia prohibiting support for North Korean ballistic missile program.
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The North Korean ballistic missile made the U.S. accused the North Korea in supplying Russia with munitions to support its war in Ukraine, and in return North Korea is receiving food and energy from Russia that help them developed North Korean ballistic missile. Russia and North Korea have denied the transfer of weapons allegation.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was welcomed to Pyongyang for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice on July 25, two weeks after the North Korean ballistic missile test. Ahead of Shoigu’s visit, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the visit would help strengthen Russian-North Korean military ties.
According to senior administration officials, the North Korean ballistic missile and provocations will be a major focus of the coming trilateral summit among the U.S., South Korea and Japan at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, along with China’s aggressive actions in the region. The three allied countries are set to announce a historic plan to improve mutual security ties, with the North Korean ballistic missile, they will include an intelligence-sharing agreement on missile threats, regular joint military drills and a new three-way crisis hotline.