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North Korea threatens Japan with a “real ballistic missile”

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North Korea responded with resentment to the head of the Japanese government, who accused Pyongyang of conducting new ballistic missile tests in violation of UN resolutions.

In the state media, DPRK Shinzo Abe was named imbecile and political dwarf for confusing the type of weapon that was tested on November 28, reports the BBC.

In fact, it was a test of a super-powerful multiple launch rocket launcher, Pyongyang insists.

Japan will very soon see what a real ballistic missile is, the threatening statement of North Korea reads.

DPRK is under international sanctions for conducting nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un is pushing for sanctions to be lifted and raised this issue at his historic meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2018 and 2019.

The issue of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the suspension of the DPRK missile program hung after the disruption of the Trump and Kim talks in February this year.

Last Thursday, observers in South Korea recorded two tracks in the sky from two unidentified objects. Presumably, the launch was carried out from the territory of the DPRK to the Sea of Japan.

The DPRK published photos of the latest weapons and Kim Jong-un himself, who is said to have personally observed the tests.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launches. “The multiple ballistic missile launches carried out by North Korea challenge not only our country but also the international community,” he said.

A day later, on Saturday, the North Korean news agency CTAC issued an extremely caustic statement: “We can say that Abe is the world's largest idiot and the most stupid person in history — he cannot distinguish a ballistic missile from a multiple launch rocket launcher, even when a photo report before his eyes. ”

“North Koreans play semantic games, and Abe does roughly the same thing,” said Vipin Narang, professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “When Abe mentions ballistic missiles, he makes it clear that Pyongyang again violated UN Security Council resolutions.”

“North Korea insists it's a launcher, not a ballistic missile, and it probably is,” he said in an interview with the BBC.

The background of the events is that the DPRK is very likely to really preparing new test launches of ballistic missiles.

“The phrase that Abe will soon see a rocket under his nose is key here,” the expert believes.

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