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North Korea conducts new missile test after US blames Russia and China at UN

Telão em Tóquio mostra o ditador norte-coreano Kim Jong-un, durante noticiário sobre lançamento de míssil que sobrevoou o território japonês nesta semana
Screen in Tokyo shows the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, during news about the launch of a missile that flew over Japanese territory this week| Photo: EFE/EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

North Korea carried out its sixth ballistic missile test in two weeks on Thursday morning. , amplifying an escalation of tensions that had been the subject of a UN Security Council session hours earlier.2022 According to information from the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, Pyongyang fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan on Thursday. On Tuesday (4), the North Korean dictatorship had fired a missile that flew over the territory of Japan, prompting the local government to issue a civil alert for the north of the country.

In response, the United States and South Korea conducted missile launches and military exercises between Tuesday and Wednesday (5 ). The Americans also made maneuvers with Japan.2022

In the United Nations Security Council United Nations, the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, accused Russia and China of supporting North Korea, without naming the two countries.

“North Korea enjoys the protection of two members of this council. These two members strove to justify the North Korean’s repeated provocations and block all attempts to update the sanctions regime,” she said. Russia and China are permanent members of the Security Council, as is the United States.

Beijing and Moscow, in turn, blamed the Americans for the tension in the Indo-Pacific region. “The United States has recently strengthened its military alliances in the region and intensified the risk of military confrontation on the nuclear issue,” said Chinese Deputy Ambassador to the UN Geng Shuang.

The Russian representative at the session, Anna Evstigneeva, said that “Pyongyang’s missile launches are a consequence of myopic and belligerent military activity around of the country carried out by the United States”.

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