“There was a question that we recently held the launch, but officially it is not declared. Even if produced, it is a normal process, to enhance the ability of nuclear deterrent forces of our country, and it is not surprising. Not always things are published in the press”, — told reporters the first Deputy of the Department of Europe of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK Kim Yong Ho (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
He also stressed that “measures to improve nuclear armed forces” are measures of self-defence, aimed at ensuring peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, and are the legitimate rights of a sovereign state.
On Sunday night, April 16, South Korean military said that North Korea tried to launch a rocket of unknown type from the area of the port city of Shinpo on the East coast of the country. According to Seoul, Pyongyang has failed.
Later this information was confirmed in Washington. So, adviser to the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence said that the North Korean missile failed five seconds after launch. The Pens on Sunday arrived in Seoul, where he said that, despite the difficult times, “historical Alliance of the US with the courageous people’s of South Korea has never been stronger”.
Unsuccessful rocket launch occurred the next day after Pyongyang military parade was held in honor of the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il sung. The parade, in particular, was presented a new ballistic missile submarines (SLBM) Pukkuksong-2.
Experts admitted that to this date in North Korea can be dedicated to new launches or even a nuclear test. NBC, citing senior us intelligence officials reported that the U.S. is ready to launch a preemptive strike on North Korea to prevent the testing of nuclear weapons. According to interlocutors of the channel, two American destroyers approached the North Korean nuclear test site at a distance of 500 km. in addition, the Pentagon could use bombers, which are based on the island of GUAM in the Pacific ocean.