NSC Emergency Standing Committee “North Korea’s consecutive missile launches, it is very regrettable” (comprehensive)

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NSC Emergency Standing Committee held… third in the new year
“North Korean missile launches do not help the situation on the Korean Peninsula”
NSC calls for dialogue with North Korea and works closely with relevant countries
President Wen visited on the 15th… Director of National Security instructs to stay in Korea

[서울=뉴시스]On the 12th, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, reported on the 11th that the National Defense Science Institute successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile under the observation of Kim Jong-un, the party’s general secretary and chairman of the State Affairs Commission. (Photo = Rodong Sinmun captured) 2022.01.12

[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Seong-jin = The Blue House expressed strong regret over North Korea’s series of missile tests on the 14th and urged North Korea to respond to dialogue as soon as possible.

The Blue House announced that it held an emergency meeting of the NSC Standing Committee from 3:40 to 4:30 pm on the same day.

According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the South Korean military detected two projectiles that were presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles launched from the interior of North Pyongan Province to the east this afternoon.

North Korea’s armed protests are the third in the new year following the 5th and 11th. Some analysts say that the demonstration is a reaction to the US sanctions against North Korea.

At the meeting, the standing members of the NSC first received a report on the related situation and the military’s readiness posture from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Won In-cheol, and checked the security situation.

The standing committee members again expressed their deep regrets over North Korea’s successive missile test launches.

They urged North Korea to respond to dialogue as soon as possible, saying, “North Korea’s successive missile launches do not help to stabilize the situation on the Korean Peninsula at an important time like this one.” They also agreed to closely consult with relevant countries.


[서울=뉴시스] According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the 14th, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles (estimated) from the Uiju area in North Pyongan Province at around 14:41 and 14:52 that day into the East Sea to the northeast. The projectile’s flight range is about 430 km and the altitude is about 36 km. (Graphic = Reporter Jeon Jin-woo) [email protected]

In addition, in close cooperation between South Korea and the United States, the detailed specifications of the projectile will be precisely analyzed, while the related follow-up trends in North Korea will be closely monitored and necessary countermeasures will be devised.

The meeting was held on this day, including Director of the National Security Office Suh Hoon, Director Yoo Young-min, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong, Minister of National Defense Seo Wook, Minister of National Defense Koo Yun-cheol, Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Won-cheol Won, Vice Minister of Unification Choi Young-jun, First Deputy Director of the National Intelligence Service Park Seon-won, First and Second Deputy Directors of National Security Office Suh Joo-seok and Kim Hyeong-jin etc. were present.

President Moon Jae-in, who is scheduled to visit three countries in the Middle East on the 15th, was informed of the results of the NSC Standing Committee on the same day and said, “With regard to tomorrow’s overseas trip, the head of the National Security Office should remain in Korea, closely monitor North Korea-related trends, and respond well in cooperation with relevant ministries.” instructed

Meanwhile, the NSC Standing Committee held an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on both the 5th and 11th, when the North Korean armed protests took place, and expressed concern and strong regret externally.

After receiving a report on the results of the NSC Standing Committee on the 11th, President Moon said, “I am concerned about North Korea’s successive missile test launches ahead of the presidential election.”

“In the future, each ministry should take necessary measures so that inter-Korean relations do not become tense and the people do not become uneasy.”

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