North Korea is reportedly planning a satellite launch that has observers concerned over its true intent, mainly because it could be a stepping stone for more weapons tests.
“Through various channels, we’ve recently learned that the North has completed a new satellite and named it Kwangmyongsong-5,” according to a South Korean government source. The source further told a South Korean newspaper that the communist regime’s plan is to launch a satellite with cameras and telecommunication devices into orbit.
A South Korean military official reportedly said there was “nothing out of ordinary at this moment,” but cautioned that Seoul was watching out for any provocative acts, “including the test of a long-range missile disguised as a satellite launch.”
The United Nations sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear and missile launches, barring the isolationist nation from carrying out any launches using ballistic missile technology. This sanction procedure includes satellites.
Dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime has labeled the sanctions an “act of war” that’s been “rigged up the U.S.” They previously launched its Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite from Pyongyang in February 2016, which much of the international community saw as a disguised ballistic missile test.
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