August 13, 2022

US doesn’t exclude more missile defense in South Korea after North’s latest test

Washington condemns Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch from Pyongyang as violation of UN Security Council resolutions

Top U.S. officials on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch as a violation of multiple U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, while not ruling out the possibility of deploying additional missile defense systems to South Korea.

During a regular press briefing, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Wednesday’s launch demonstrates how North Korea’s weapons programs “pose a threat to peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific,” adding that the U.S. continues to engage Chinese counterparts even though Beijing has been less forceful about rebuking Pyongyang’s missile tests.