US Calls For UNSC Meet Over North Korean Satellite Launch Attempt
North Korea made a failed attempt to launch a satellite to strengthen their surveillance. The US has called an open UNSC meeting over this launch attempt.
The United States has called for a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday to discuss North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a satellite this week, which was a setback for leader Kim Jong Un’s efforts to increase his military capabilities.
Washington, South Korea, and Japan swiftly condemned the launch, but Kim Yo Jong blamed the United States of “gangster-like” duplicity for its criticism of her nation’s failed launch.
Kim Yo Jong stated that North Korea’s efforts to develop space-based surveillance technologies were an authorized defense of its sovereign right and reaffirmed the country’s denial of U.N. Security Council measures that prohibit it from launching any ballistic missiles.
Nate Evans, the spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, stated that the United States had urged for an open meeting on the launch, which will be live-streamed.
Wednesday’s failure to launch North Korea’s first spy satellite was a setback for leader Kim Jong Un’s efforts to bolster his military powers as tensions escalate with the United States and South Korea.
On Thursday, however, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the United States of “gangster-like” hypocrisy for criticizing her nation’s failed launch of a military surveillance satellite. She asserted a successful launch will occur in the near future.
Kim Yo Jong stated that North Korea’s attempts to build up space-based monitoring technologies were a legitimate utilization of its sovereign right and reaffirmed the country’s rejection of U.N. Security Council regulations that prohibit it from launching any ballistic missiles.
In response to U.S. sanctions and pressure, Kim Jong Un has publicly pledged to develop a military spy satellite to strengthen his nuclear defense.
However, its technology is insufficient to reach its stated objective of using satellites to monitor real-time U.S. and South Korean military operations.
The United Nations Security Council sanctioned North Korea for its prior satellite and ballistic missile launches, but it was unable to punish the country for its most recent tests.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg strongly opposed the launch using ballistic missile technology, stating that it violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions and threatens regional and international security.