“On September 30, the DPRK conducted a test launch of a newly developed anti-aircraft missile,” the North’s official news agency said.
And the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, considered, Thursday, that North Korea’s practices contribute to destabilizing and security, following Pyongyang’s conduct of a series of missile tests, in one of which it said it tested a gliding hypersonic missile.
In a statement he made after US-European talks in Pittsburgh, Blinken said, “We are concerned about these repeated violations of Security Council resolutions, which, in my opinion, lead to further destabilization and security.”
Blinken said that his country could not confirm Pyongyang’s allegations about its test of a glide missile, knowing that this would change the equation, as this missile is five times faster than sound.
And on Wednesday, the United States announced that it does not harbor “any hostile intentions” for North Korea and invites it again to enter into a dialogue without any preconditions, shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that the American calls for dialogue are aimed at “hiding (the United States) deception and its hostile actions.” towards his country, as he put it.
On Friday, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a session on North Korea at the invitation of the United States, Britain and France.