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united states imposes sanctions on north korean officials for testing more super ballistic missiles

Photos showed a missile mounted with a pointed cone-shaped payload soaring into the sky while leaving a trail of orange flames while North Korean President Kim watching it from a cabin with senior officials.

북 "극초음속미사일 시험발사…700㎞ 명중"…김정은 불참 (평양 조선중앙통신=연합뉴스) 북한이 전날 극초음속 미사일을 시험 발사했다고 확인했다. 조선중앙통신은 6일 "국방과학원은 1월 5일 극초음속 미사일 시험발사를 진행하였다"라고 보도했다. 이날 시험발사에는 중앙위원회 군수공업부와 국방과학 부문의 지도 간부들이 참관했고 김정은 국무위원장은 불참했다. 2022.1.6 [국내에서만 사용가능. 재배포 금지. For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution] nkphoto@yna.co.kr/2022-01-06 06:32:34/

The United States has imposed on five North Korean officials in its first response to Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test.

The Biden administration further stated that it will also seek new UN sanctions against North Korea.

The US Treasury Department announced penalties on the five officials over their roles in obtaining equipment and technology for their country’s missile programs.

“The DPRK’s latest missile launches are further evidence that it continues to advance prohibited programs despite the international community’s calls for diplomacy and denuclearisation,” Treasury’s chief of terrorism and financial intelligence, Brian Nelson told media today.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield tweeted today that following designations by Treasury and State the US is also proposing UN sanctions in response to North Korea’s six ballistic missile launches since September, “each of which were in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.”

The US Treasury said Choe Myong Hyon, one of the North Koreans was based in Russia and had provided support to North Korea’s Second Academy of Natural Sciences (SANS), which is already under sanctions.

Also targeted were four China-based North Korean representatives of SANS-subordinate organisations, the Treasury Department said: Sim Kwang Sok, Kim Song Hun, Kang Chol Hak and Pyon Kwang Chol.

In a related action, Treasury said the Department of State had designated another North Korean, O Yong Ho, a Russian national, Roman Anatolyevich Alar, and a Russian company, Parsek LLC, for having “materially contributed to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery by (North Korea).”

Moreover, North Korea’s state news agency said the latest missile launch involved a hypersonic glide vehicle demonstrated “glide jump flight” and “corkscrew maneuvering” before hitting a sea target about 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) away from the firing range.

Photos also showed a missile mounted with a pointed cone-shaped payload soaring into the sky while leaving a trail of orange flames while North Korean President Kim watching it from a cabin with senior officials.

Javed Mahmood
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