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Kim Jong Un’s Sister Slams US For Criticising Failed Satellite Launch

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Kim Jong Un’s Sister Slams US For Criticising Failed Satellite Launch

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has branded the United States’ criticism of her nation’s unsuccessful launch of a military spy satellite as “gangster-like” hypocrisy and maintained a successful launch will take place shortly.

Kim Yo Jong reiterated North Korea’s rejection of UN Security Council resolutions that forbid it from carrying out any launch using ballistic missile technology and said that the country’s efforts to develop space-based surveillance capabilities were a lawful exercise of its sovereign right.

A day after the satellite rocket’s failure, she made her statements in official media. The rocket, according to North Korea, lost thrust following a stage separation and plummeted into waters off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea, Japan, and Washington all swiftly denounced the launch. Adam Hodge, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, stated that Washington vehemently condemns the North Korean launch because it made use of outlawed ballistic missile technology, increased tensions, and put regional and global security at risk.

Before declaring that the United States “is letting loose a hackneyed gibberish prompted by its brigandish and abnormal thinking,” Kim Yo Jong noted Mr. Hodge’s remarks in passing in her statement.

“If the DPRK’s (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) satellite launch should be particularly censured, the US and all other countries, which have already launched thousands of satellites, should be denounced,” she said.

“This is nothing but sophism of self-contradiction.”

She noted how the United States closely monitors the North through its reconnaissance satellites and other aerial assets, calling the Americans a “group of gangsters” who would deem it as “illegal and threatening” had North Korea attempted to send a satellite into space by balloon.

She said: “The far-fetched logic that only the DPRK should not be allowed to do so according to the (UN Security Council’s) ‘resolution’ which bans the use of ballistic rocket technology irrespective of its purpose, though other countries are doing so, is clearly a gangster-like and wrong one of seriously violating the DPRK’s right to use space and illegally oppressing it.

“It is certain that the DPRK’s military reconnaissance satellite will be correctly put on space orbit in the near future and start its mission.”

With the launch on Wednesday, North Korea continued a pattern of belligerent military displays, which began with the test-firing of around 100 missiles at the beginning of 2022 and highlighted Kim Jong Un’s efforts to develop the capacity to launch nuclear attacks on both the US mainland and South Korea.

North Korea was subject to economic penalties by the UN Security Council as a result of its earlier satellite and ballistic missile launches, but the North was not held accountable for its more recent nuclear and missile tests.

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