North Korea Launches New Missile at Military Parade U.S. Officials “Disappointed” October 11 at 4:43 AM
North Korea held a military parade on October 10 to launch a new type of missile, believed to be an ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile class. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, said in a speech that he would “continue to strengthen the self-defense war deterrent,” but he avoided referring to the United States by name and is likely to assess how the United States would leave after the presidential election. A senior U.S. administration official told NHK today that he was “disappointed that North Korea continues to prioritize the development of banned nuclear weapons and missiles.”
A new type of missile, thought to be an ICBM
In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, North Korea held a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang from midnight on October 10.
Among them, in addition to the NEW SLBM-submarine-launched ballistic missile, which is said to be a new type of “Arctic Star 4”, a new type of missile that is thought to be ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile class was introduced.
The last new missile was bigger than the ICBM-class Mars 15, which North Korea claims can attack the entire U.S. mainland, and was placed on an 11-wheel vehicle on one side.
It is the first time since September that North Korea has held a military parade, and the U.S. military and others have been analyzing it in detail.
Chairman Kim’s Speech Avoids U.S.-Named System
Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, said in a speech that he would “continue to strengthen our self-defense war deterrence to reduce the nuclear threat from hostile forces,” but avoided controlling it by referring to the United States.
North Korea is likely to determine how the United States will come out after the presidential election to be held next month.
Mr. Kim also said that the economy has been hit hard by the response to the new coronavirus and flood damage, and that “my efforts and sincerity are lacking, and the people are not able to get out of the pain of life,” and occasionally showed the difficulty of wiping his eyes.
On that basis, he emphasized his emphasis on people’s lives, noting that “trust from the people will be protected even if we give our lives.”
U.S. official ‘disappointed’
A senior U.S. administration official told NHK today that he was “disappointed that North Korea continues to prioritize the development of banned nuclear weapons and missiles.”
He then called on North Korea to respond to negotiations on denuclearization, calling for North Korea to respond to persistent and contenty negotiations to achieve complete denuclearization.
Military Analyst “Is It the World’s Largest Mobile ICBM?”
Mr. Jun Koizumi, a military analyst and assistant professor at the University of Tokyo’s Center for Advanced Science and Technology, said, “It is thought to be about the same size as the ultra-large ICBM once made by the United States and the Soviet Union, and I think it is definitely one of the largest mobile ICBMs in the world. Isn’t it the type that can mount multiple war heads that could not be made up to now?”
He then pointed out that North Korea expects the United States to have a certain nuclear deterrent because it would be difficult to intercept a new type of missile loaded with multiple nuclear warheads.
On the other hand, he pointed out that it is necessary to conduct many test launches as a weapon, and that the focus for the future is whether or not to actually conduct the test.
In addition, the NEW SLBM-submarine-launched ballistic missile, which is said to be the “North Star 4” released by North Korea, “is shorter than the conventional SLBM and is larger than the submarine with a considerable range. North Korea may be trying to create a full-fledged submarine that can mount a lot of missiles.”
He also pointed out that weapons such as tanks and rockets are also modernizing, and “North Korea has refrained from launching ICBMs since 2018 in order to engage in dialogue with the United States, but in the meantime, we can see that it has also focused on weapons that will strike South Korea.”
Experts view that excessive stimulation of rice has been avoided
Associate Professor Yoshihito Shinozaki of Keio University, who is familiar with North Korean politics, said, “North Korea has announced that it will show a new type of weapon from the beginning of the year, and it has been put into practice this time. We have not even tested the launch as we look ahead to President Trump’s re-election in next month’s U.S. presidential election, and Chairman Kim Jong-un’s speech was restrained against the United States,” he said, showing off his new ICBM development and avoiding excessive stimulus to the United States.
On the other hand, Mr. Kim said of his speech, “It appealed to the feelings of the people, saying things like how to wipe my eyes and ‘my heart hurts’. North Korea, which is in a very difficult situation due to its response to the new coronavirus, the disaster, and the triple wringing of sanctions, was greatly directed to unite its leaders, parties and people,” he said, noting that the content reflected North Korea’s tough domestic situation.
Korea Each media tells a big
About the military parade in North Korea, each media in South Korea has reported greatly in the analysis article.
In particular, there has been interest in the appearance of a new type of missile, believed to be an ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile class, and the Chosun Ilbo reports that “the missile is longer, larger in diameter, and is estimated to have expanded its range. It is also analyzed that there is a possibility that it can be equipped with multiple bullet heads.”
In addition, the Toa Ilbo analyzed the inemanable broadcast of the military parade, “adjusting to make new missiles appear and send a clear warning to the United States, but not to irritate U.S. President Trump, who had just one month to go before the presidential election.”
He also pointed out that Chairman Kim “sends warm feelings to his beloved Southern compatriots and wishes that this health crisis will be overcome as soon as possible, and that the day will come when the North and South will meet again.”
The Hangyore Newspaper points out that “it is a statement to the effect that if the new coronavirus settles down, it can be expected to improve relations between North and South Korea.”
Meanwhile, news agency Union News reported that the soldiers and civilians were not wearing masks, “which seems to have shown confidence in antivirus.”