FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 2, 2019.
Kim Yo Jong, senior North Korean official and sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong UnA North Korean military spy satellite will soon enter space orbit and begin its mission, state news agency KCNA reported Thursday local time.
Kim defended Wednesday’s failed launch and North Korea’s right to self-defense, saying that if North Korea’s satellite launch should be condemned, so should all countries that have already launched thousands of satellites, including the United States. A gang of thugs, in a statement.
The KCNA statement said North Korea is well aware of “the protracted nature of the conflict with the United States” and will “make every effort to strengthen war deterrence in an all-inclusive direction.”
The statement added that North Korea “will never be a bystander” while the United States and its actors continue “vile actions that violate our sovereignty.”
Earlier on Wednesday, North Korea’s attempt to put a military spy satellite into space failed after the rocket’s second stage malfunctioned, KCNA said.
The new satellite vehicle rocket, Chollima-1, fell into the West Sea after the 1st stage separated during a normal flight and lost propulsion due to the engine’s abnormal startup in the 2nd stage,” KCNA reported.
The report said the “reliability and stability of the new engine system” was “low” and fuel used “unstable” had led to failure of the mission.
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea spotted an object it said was its space launch vehicle at 8:05 a.m. in the sea about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Echeon Island. The process of getting it.