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North Korea’s response to US actions was compelled, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry


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Moscow, April 18 – Peter Ilychev, director of the Department of International Organizations of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told the RIA news agency that the increased frequency of North Korean missile launches is a reaction to US actions, but Washington and its allies are not ready for any concrete steps to defuse the situation. Novosti.
He noted, “The North Koreans are forced to respond to what the Americans are doing, and the vicious circle continues.” Ilyichev noted that the United States has only tightened sanctions against the DPRK, despite the steps taken by Pyongyang to normalize the situation, including the dismantling of tunnels at the Voongri nuclear test site.
Elishev added: “China and I are talking about the need to look into the causes of the current escalation, because they (the United States and its allies – ed.) are not ready for any concrete steps to stop the escalation.”

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The Russian diplomat concluded by saying, “We have a draft resolution and a plan for a gradual settlement. We propose to start with humanitarian issues.”
North Korea tested a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, Yonhap news agency reported. The ballistic missile was launched towards the Sea of ​​Japan. After that, the media reported that the missile fell outside the exclusive economic zone, but soon the emergency alert systems transmitted information about an urgent evacuation due to the fact that the missile fell in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe northernmost island of Hokkaido. Then this information was clarified and corrected, as it turned out that the missile would not fall in the Hokkaido region. Later, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that the missile did not fall in the country’s territorial waters or on the country’s territory, and Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada admitted that the missile could be intercontinental, and also said that its flight is within the exclusive area. The economic zone is not registered. Information about damage to Japanese ships and aircraft was not recorded.
This was already the ninth launch of a ballistic missile this year, if we count the launches of cruise missiles, then the twelfth. North Korea launched 37 ballistic missiles last year.

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