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Monday, May 20, 2013

North Korea raises tension and launches a short-range missile for a third day

The regime of North Korea launched on Monday for a third day short-range missile into waters of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) from its eastern coast, according to the defense ministry. On this Monday is the fifth of its kind missile North Korea shoots from the same area in the past three days, after three shells launched on Saturday and another yesterday. These maneuvers have been considered as the first gestures belligerents by the Pyongyang regime after a period of several weeks in which significantly lowered the tone of his last campaign war threats against South Korea , Japan and the United States. "North Korea launched again what appears to be a missile KN-02 short-range , "said a spokesman for the defense ministry was quoted by Yonhap news agency. Monday's launch was between 11.00 and 12.00 local time (between 2.00 and 3.00 GMT). "We are closely monitoring the movements of the Army North Korea if they occur more pitches, "Defence spokesman added. The KN-02 is a short-range ballistic missile developed from the Soviet era technology with a range of around 150 kilometers. The launch was reported immediately to the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, whose office has urged the North to not following aggravating the current situation with these releases. "Whether or test launches show of force, North Korea would carry out acts which increase tension , "said Kim Jang-soo, director of the National Security Office, which reports directly to the South Korean presidency. The tests performed during these three days should not violate, in principle, international arrangement to be a short-range missile. Several UN resolutions adopted after Pyongyang conducted underground nuclear tests and ballistic missile launch projectiles prohibit the regime with greater range and payload , considering that they are part of a program for the development of intercontinental nuclear weapons. A North Korean vessel hijacked a ship with 16 Chinese fishermen on board and asked for 600,000 yuan ($ 97,740) reward, in the second such incident in a year, as reported by Chinese media on Monday. The ship Liaoning Generic N. 25222 was kidnapped on day 5 of their country waters and taken to North Korean waters, where the criminals contacted the owner of the boat , Yu Xuejun, and asked the reward. Xu says his boat was equipped with GPS and Beidou systems (GPS Chinese) so he was sure the exact location of your boat at the time of the kidnapping, which he attributed to members of the North Korean military. The Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang knew of the kidnapping on Friday by Xu, who had received eight calls threatening. The Chinese consul Chinese embassy in North Korea, Yaxian Jiang said his Embassy was informed by representatives of the Bureau of Consular Affairs Pyongyang to demand the release of the ship"The Embassy has urged that protects the safety and legitimate interests and rights of all the crew and has notified the owner of the boat conversations and relevant contact numbers, "said Jiang, who emphasized that" continue efforts to the matter is properly resolved as soon as possible. In May April 29, several fishermen of northern China's Liaoning province were also kidnapped and later released after mediation by the Chinese government.

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