PYONGYANG, KOREA -North Korea has fired off a fifth missile. “North Korea again launched a short-range projectile that appears to be a KN-02 (surface-to-surface) missile,” said a South Korean Ministry official. “We are closely watching the movements of the North’s military in case of further launches”.
North Korea ramping up military moves
There has been a lot of rhetoric fired across the 38th parallel by the North Korean government in recent months. Over the past several days, short range missiles being fired into the sea have been added to the war of words.
The Korean War, which ended in the 1950s was not ended with a peace treaty but rather with a seize fire. The two Korean nations are separated by a demilitarized zone or DMZ. Both sides remain in effect in a state of war.
The North believes that their destiny is to reunify the peninsula The North remains one of the most controlled countries and rarely opens to the west.
Over the past few days, the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification, the Association for Supporting Prisoners of Conscience of the Family Movement for Realizing Democracy and other civic and public organizations of south Korea held the 5th Wednesday action for withdrawal of the U.S. forces and for peace against war beside the U.S.-south Korea ‘Combined Forces Command’ on May 15.
North Korea’s KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK reported, “Speakers accused the present chief executive of her trip to the U.S., adding the aspiration of the people for independent reunification is growing stronger though the “government” seeks the policy for confrontation with fellow countrymen.
“The conservative ruling forces cannot see such a reality as they serve the U.S. regarding it as heaven, they noted.
“In order to definitely remove the danger of war from this land, it is necessary to have the U.S. forces withdrawn and a peace treaty concluded, they held.
“They underscored the need to wage a dynamic struggle for peace on the Korean Peninsula”.