February 5, 2023

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US bans Russians and North Koreans after new missile test |  Abroad

US bans Russians and North Koreans after new missile test | Abroad

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russia and North Korea over their missile test. The country fired a rocket from its east coast, which was known to fly higher and higher than ever before. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally ordered the launch of a “new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)” on Thursday. This was reported by the North Korean state news agency KCNA on Friday.

U.S. sanctions have hit Russian and North Korean individuals and two Russian companies, including a North Korean company. It is unclear what they are accused of and how Russia got involved in the missile test. According to the US State Department, sanctions “illustrate Russia’s negative role in the global arena in these kinds of worrying projects.”

UN North Korea has banned the launch of ballistic missiles under a Security Council resolution, but continues to develop them. This year the country has already tested more than a dozen missiles. Earlier launches caused severe international sanctions against North Korea.

“The Hwasongpo-17, a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, was tested on March 24 by the North Korean People’s Republic of Strategic Armed Forces. […] Under the authority of Kim Jong-un, “KCNA reported in Seoul.

The missile launched by North Korea on Thursday ended up in Japan’s Special Economic Zone (EEZ). The rocket flew for 71 minutes and ended up in the sea about 150 kilometers off the Oshima Peninsula, south of the island of Hokkaido.

As the world is currently divided over the war in Ukraine, it is difficult for the United Nations to work together. UN ambassadors to the United States, Great Britain, France and Ireland are expected to meet with the UN Security Council on Friday to discuss the missile launch, Reuters news agency reported.

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