White House Responds to Latest North Korea Missile Launch

ICBM was one of many missiles fired into the sea. 

Late Thursday, local Korea time, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile into the sea, making it at least the fourth missile to be fired that day. That nation has become increasingly aggressive with missile tests, firing more than 20 on Wednesday after testing several throughout the month of October. 

In response to the missile launch, a White House National Security Council spokesperson stated, “This launch, in addition to the launch of multiple other ballistic missiles this week, is a flagrant violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and needlessly raises tensions and risks destabilizing the security situation in the region.”

“This action demonstrates that the DPRK continues to prioritize its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs over the well-being of its people,” the statement continued. “We urge all countries to condemn these violations and call on the DPRK to cease its destabilizing actions and engage in serious dialogue.” 

The statement also called out North Korea for allegedly shipping munitions to Russia in a bid to aid Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine. 

Historically, the North Korean government launches its most provocative moves when it faces particularly intense problems at home. Often their provocations are motivated by a need to win concessions from Western powers. As winter sets in, the North Korean people frequently face issues of starvation and disease. 

President Biden and his team are assessing the situation in coordination with allies like Japan and South Korea. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s wisdom as the U.S. responds to the missile testing by North Korea.
  • For U.S. officials as they collaborate with Japanese and South Korean ministers regarding North Korea’s aggressive missile test.
  • For the people of North Korea as their government increases tensions with neighboring countries.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner, The Diplomat 


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