Administration Responds to Failed North Korean Satellite Launch

National Security Council spokesperson said the launch violated “multiple UN Security Council resolutions.“

North Korea’s attempt to launch its first spy satellite into orbit this week ended in failure. The rocket carrying the military satellite crashed into the waters off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. The launch, which violated U.N. Security Council resolutions by employing ballistic missile technology, prompted brief evacuation orders in South Korea and Japan.

President Biden’s administration responded to the failed satellite launch in North Korea, decrying their efforts to grow their military capabilities. North Korea has stated it was necessary for the country to launch a spy satellite in light of the military drills the United States and South Korea have been conducting together in nearby waters and airspace.

National Security Council spokesperson Adam Hodge stated, “The United States strongly condemns the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for its launch using ballistic missile technology, which is a brazen violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions, raises tensions, and risks destabilizing the security situation in the region and beyond.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. military officials as they evaluate the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.
  • For the president and defense secretary to seek God’s wisdom in addressing hostile nations.

Sources: Military Times, The Hill


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