After meeting of their defense chiefs in Singapore on On Saturday, the United States, Japan and South Korea announced their intention to exchange North Korean missiles. warning data to the end of 2023 they said in joint statement.
announcement followed North Korea’s attempt to launch a spy satellite that ended with he falls into the sea after a rocket failure previously in a week, latest in line of prohibited tests conducted by Pyongyang.
The three parties “recognized the tripartite efforts to activate data exchange mechanism for real time rocket exchange warning data to the end of V year in to improve the position of each country ability to detect and evaluate missiles launched by North Korea, their joint statement said.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his colleagues from Japan and South Korea Yasukazu Hamada and Lee Jong Sop met on aside of defense summit Shangri-La Dialogue.
They “discussed the growing nuclear and missile threats from the Democratic People’s Republic of of Korea (DPRK), as well as efforts to strengthen trilateral exercises to ensure security and address common safety challenges in Indo-Pacific region”, the message says.
South Korea defense The ministry said in a separate statement that they “undertook to make further progress in coming months to activate of A real- time sharing mechanism for rocket warning information.”
Hamada said news conference initiative “will improve ability of countries detect and assess the threat of missiles launched by North Korea and we work firmly achieve this soon How possible.”
A senior US defense official said forward of V announcement that the planned data exchange is ultimately aimed at “strengthening triangular cooperation, which, in our opinion, in all three of our countriesinterests which we believe reinforce deterrence and which we believe also institutionalizes this cooperation”.
Seoul, Tokyo and Washington criticized failed North Korean satellite launch that they say violated a raft of UN resolutions banning Pyongyang from any testing using ballistic missile technology.
South Korea military said that he managed to find and save part of alleged garbage in potential treasure of intelligence.
North Korea does not have an active satellite in space and leader Kim Jong-un made development military spy satellite is top priority despite UN resolutions banning it use of such technology.
Because long-range missiles and rockets used for space Launches share the same technology, analysts consider, developing ability put a satellite in orbit would provide Pyongyang with lid for testing of its banned intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Before failed launch, Pyongyang launched five satellites since 1998. Three failed immediately, and two appear to have been put into orbit.
North Korea has doubled down on military development as diplomatic efforts failed in 2019, conductor string of prohibited weapons testing, including test-firing several ICBMs.
Kim last year declared his country an “irreversible” nuclear power and called for “exponential” growth in production of weapons, including tactical nuclear weapons.
Weapons of the North of programs of mass destruction and ballistic missiles “pose a serious threat international peace and stability,” the United States, Japan and South Korea said. in their statement.