On Tuesday, North Korea fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea off its east coast. Amid Pyongyang’s, South Korea’s military said that the United States and South Korea called for a scrap of their “hostile policy”.
Further details were not provided by South Korea and Japan’s defense ministry said it appeared to be a ballistic missile and failed to give detailed information. Just before the announcement, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations appealed to the United States to abandon its hostile policy towards Pyongyang and to cease denying Pyongyang’s right to self-defense and weapons testing.
Seoul and Washington were accused by North Korea for their “double standards” and that they denounced its weapons development while continuing their own military activities.
This was the latest volley in a race where the rivals have been developing increasingly sophisticated weapons were North and South Korea both test-fired ballistic missiles on September 15. Washington condemned the nation for the test and claimed that its first cruise missile can be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
North Korea’s envoy Kim Song said in the UN General Assembly that the nation was only shoring up its self-defense and if the US called off the hostile policy, it would respond “willingly at any time” to offer to talk.