The US condemns the “reckless” launch of more than 20 missiles by North Korea

Washington.- The United States “condemns” launching more than 20 missiles by North Korea, John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said Wednesday.

In particular, he criticized Pyongyang’s “reckless decision” to launch a missile near South Korean territorial waters.

In total, North Korea launched 23 missiles. The South Korean military initially reported that Pyongyang fired 10 missiles, then gradually released the other 13 launches.

The North also fired a hundred artillery shells into the maritime border area, in what experts see as part of Pyongyang’s “aggressive and threatening” response to military exercises conducted by the United States and South Korea.

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Accuses of secret aid to Russia

In addition, the United States has accused the Kim Jong-un regime of providing “secret assistance in Russia’s war against Ukraine”said a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

Kirby mentioned that North Korea had sent a “significant amount” of artillery ammunition to Ukraine in an attempt to make it look like it was destined for the Middle East or Africa, and clarified that Washington was currently trying to find out if the Russians had received this military aid.

Read also: For the first time, North Korea and South Korea fired missiles from their coasts

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