South Korea accused Russia of collaborating with the Kim Jong-un regime in the launch of its spy satellite

South Korea accused Russia of collaborating with Kim Jong-un’s regime in launching its spy satellite. (Europa Press) (-/KCNA/dpa/)

South Korea this Thursday he accused Russia having collaborated with him regime of Kim Jong-un at the launch of his military satellitewhich has raised tension on the peninsula and led to Seoul to partially suspend the 2018 inter-Korean pact.

He National Intelligence Service South Korean indicated that the satellite North Korea entered orbit successfully and it is suspected that the support of Kremlin was key to achieving it.

According to Seoul, Pyongyang shared with Moscow the data of the two failed launches previews of the satellite during the summit held in September by the Russian president, Vladimir Putinand the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, at the Russian cosmodrome in Vostochni.

Russia analyzed this data and gave its suggestions to the North“, the agency stated to parliamentarians in an information session collected by the agency Yonhap.

The South Korean National Intelligence Service indicated that the North Korean device successfully entered orbit and it is suspected that the Kremlin's support was key to achieving it.  (AP)
The South Korean National Intelligence Service indicated that the North Korean device successfully entered orbit and it is suspected that the Kremlin’s support was key to achieving it. (AP) (uncredited/)

After Kim’s visit to Russia, which lasted a week and included a meeting with Putin, North Korea said that “a new chapter of development in the bilateral relations”, while Moscow denied that there was any military agreement between both countries.

On Tuesday, the south korean army detected a new launch at 10:43 p.m. (local time) from the northwest coast of North Korea to the south. Shortly after, Pyongyang announced that it had launched a satellite into orbit after two failed attempts in the previous months.

Faced with this situation, the cabinet of the South Korean prime minister, Han Duck Sooapproved in an extraordinary meeting a proposal to partially suspend the inter-korean agreementsigned on September 19, 2018 under the mandate of the former president Moon Jae Inwhich sought to reduce the military hostility between the two Koreas, establish maritime security zones and convert the Demilitarized Zone into a zone of peace, among other measures.

In response, the North Korean dictatorship promised to restore the military actions suspended under the 2018 inter-Korean pact, considering that it “cannot” recognize any agreement with Seoul, which it accuses of breaking “without hesitation” the commitments and promises between both countries.

The launch into orbit of Malligyong-1 satellite announced on Tuesday by North Korea is a challenge to the resolutions of the UN that prohibit Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technologies.

The North Korean dictatorship promised to restore military actions suspended under the 2018 inter-Korean pact, considering that it “cannot” recognize any agreement with Seoul.  (AP)
The North Korean dictatorship promised to restore military actions suspended under the 2018 inter-Korean pact, considering that it “cannot” recognize any agreement with Seoul. (AP) (uncredited/)

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, “strongly condemned the launch,” reported its spokesperson, Farhan Haq.

Any North Korean launch using ballistic missile technology is contrary to Security Council resolutions”he added.

After the launch the agency KCNA He stated that North Korea plans to launch other satellites “in the short term.”

“The launch of a reconnaissance satellite is a legitimate right of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to strengthen its self-defense capabilities,” he stressed.

The launch was also condemned by Japan and by USA at a time when the recent rapprochement between North Korea and Russia worries Washington and its allies in the region.

(With information from AFP and Europa Press)

Source-www.infobae.com