According to Yonhap’s report, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press statement regarding the North’s continued ballistic missile tests despite the reactions and condemnations.
The ministry stated that sanctions have been imposed on 4 individuals and 3 organizations that provide nuclear weapons and financing to North Korea, which it accuses of threatening peace and security in the region.
It is known that “Chilsong” and “Korea Paekho” companies affiliated to the North Korean Ministry of Defense, which has been sanctioned, have been financing the Pyongyang administration with their art and construction activities in the Middle East and Africa since 1980.
In addition to senior state officials Jong Kyong-Thaek and Pak Kwang-ho, Hwang Kil-su and Pak Hwa-song, who are stated to provide income to the North with their art and construction activities in Congo, are among those who were sanctioned.
The latest sanctions are recorded as the 10th unilateral sanction of Yoon Suk-yeol’s administration, who took over the government last year.
North Korea launched a Hwasong-18 missile
North Korea announced on July 12 that it was testing the Hwasong-18 type “solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile”. It was stated that the altitude and flight time of the “Hwasong-18” type missile reached “record” levels.
It was recorded that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also watched the test shot of the ballistic missile launched by North Korea in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and remained in the air for 75 minutes.
South Korea and Japan announced the North Korean missile test.
In the statement of the South Korean General Staff, it was announced that North Korea launched a “long-range ballistic missile” in the direction of the Sea of Japan at around 10:00 local time yesterday from the capital Pyongyang.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense also reported that the missile fell 250 kilometers off the northern island of Hokkaido and outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone.
In the statement made by the United Nations (UN), it was stated that Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile test and called on the country to comply with international obligations and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.