(RepublicanNews.org) – North Korea continues to be a thorn in the side of the United States and the western world. Even as American officials increase pressure with more sanctions, leader Kim Jong-un continues to behave defiantly and confrontationally. The communist country recently escalated tensions even further by launching a pair of missiles in a show of force.
North Korea initially refrained from testing missiles from around September 2021 through the end of the calendar year. It switched its stance by launching missiles on January 5, 11 and 14. Each demonstration showed more technological advancement than the last, but Kim Jong-un was far from finished.
On January 25, North Korea fired two additional missiles, bringing its total to six in 2022 alone.
NEW: North Korea fired two cruise missiles Tuesday morning, a South Korean military official confirmed to NK News:
-Pyongyang’s fifth test this month
-ROK-U.S. intelligence is still analyzing the launch
-Last DPRK cruise missile test was in Sept. 2021https://t.co/kMwEBPuRRn
— NK NEWS (@nknewsorg) January 25, 2022
With President Biden calling for more sanctions against North Korea in response to the missile activity, Jong-un is now vowing to reinitialize efforts to expand its military. The northern regime’s leader deems America’s actions hostile and mentioned potentially restarting their nuclear program in defiance of sanctions.
Jong-un temporarily suspended nuclear activity after President Trump successfully negotiated a cease of operations with the foreign leader. The country’s foreign ministry also recently blasted US sanctions, asserting that it intends to react strongly to America’s allegedly confrontational stance.
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