If the missile is launched, it will likely be North Korea’s third attempt this year to put a spy satellite into orbit.
In response, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that his country’s defense systems, including Aegis destroyers and PAC-3 anti-aircraft missiles, were ready in the event of an “unexpected situation.”
“Even if the goal is to launch a satellite, the use of ballistic missile technology violates a number of UN Security Council resolutions,” Kishida said.
— This is also an issue that has a huge impact on national security. Japan will work with the United States, South Korea and other countries to strongly urge North Korea not to launch the missile, the Japanese prime minister stressed.
North Korean spy satellites. Launch attempts failed
Earlier this year, North Korea tried to launch spy satellites twice, but both attempts failed.-
Due to Pyongyang’s plans to launch a spy satellite to the port of Busan in South Korea. The American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrived on Tuesday.
In a statement, South Korean Rear Adm. Kim Ji-hoon said the arrival of the U.S. aircraft carrier showed South Korea and the U.S. “a strong combined defense posture and a resolute readiness to respond to the growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.”