Washington, 26 November 2023 (TDI): The United States secretary of state, Antony Blinken, spoke with the South Korean foreign minister, Park Jin, and the Japanese Foreign Minister.
Both sides have shared concerns over the launch of reconnaissance spy satellites in orbit by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on November 21.
The DPRK has repeatedly tried its level best to launch spy satellites to create deterrence in the region. South Korea’s military reported that North Korea conducted a suspected unsuccessful missile test late on Wednesday in the capital region.
The missile, whose type was not disclosed, was fired into the sea east of North Korea.
Early on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed that the effort appeared to have failed. This came a day after North Korea claimed the successful launch of a spy satellite.
Additionally, US Secretary of State Antony Blinked shared serious condemnation over the launch of ballistic missiles.
Spoke with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister @FMParkJin and Japanese Foreign Minister @Kamikawa_Yoko to condemn the DPRK’s reconnaissance satellite launch violating multiple UN Security Council resolutions. We continue to respond trilaterally to the DPRK’s dangerous actions.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) November 24, 2023
He said, “I had discussions with the Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Korea, FM Park Jin, and Japan, Kamikawa Yoko, to express condemnation for North Korea’s launch of a reconnaissance satellite, which violates several UN Security Council resolutions.
We are actively coordinating a trilateral response to address North Korea’s perilous actions.”
However, the Seoul-Pyongyang agreement has been done between South Korea and North Korea These two signatories agreed to reduce military tensions beyond the borders.
Currently, South Korea warned North Korea by saying, “it would resume aerial surveillance operation along with the border of North Korea that had been dismantled in 2018 as part of this agreement in order to reduce military tensions.”
As per the findings of Seoul’s spy agency Pyongyang appeared to have received technical advice from Russia; in return, North Korea has provided 10 war shipments to Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Moreover, Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul have mounted efforts for defense cooperation. On Tuesday, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Karl Vinson, reached South Korea’s Busan Naval Base.