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Encyclopedia > North Korean missile test, 2006
Picture of Taepodong-1 missile test from 1998
Picture of Taepodong-1 missile test from 1998

Two rounds of North Korean missile tests were conducted on July 5, 2006. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) reportedly fired at least seven separate missiles.[1] These included two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one Scud missile and up to two long-range Taepodong-2 missiles;[2] the latter having been estimated by United States intelligence agencies as having a potential range reaching as far as Alaska in its current stage.[3] Some, including Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, believed that North Korea would carry out additional missile tests in the days that followed.[4] Image File history File links Taepodong1. ... Image File history File links Taepodong1. ... The Taepodong-1 being launched Taepodong-1 is a three-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile developed in North Korea and currently in service there. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rodong-2 (spelled Nodong-2 in South Korea) is a single stage, mobile liquid propellant medium range ballistic missile developed by North Korea. ... A missile (CE pronunciation: ; AmE: ) is, in general, a projectile—that is, something thrown or otherwise propelled. ... Polish missile wz. ... The Taepodong-2 (TD-2, also spelled as Taepo-dong 2[1]), (Korean: 대포동-2) is a designation used to indicate a North Korean three-stage ballistic missile design that is the successor to the Taepodong-1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... The Hon. ...


North Korea made its first public acknowledgement of the tests on July 6, through its foreign ministry, describing them as "successful" and part of "regular military drills to strengthen self-defense", insisting that it had the legal right to do so. The country warned of "stronger physical actions" if it was put under pressure by the international community.[5] On July 8, CNN reported that the U.S. had deployed the USS Mustin, a guided missile destroyer, to Japan's port of Yokosuka, home of the Navy's 7th fleet. A spokeswoman said that the deployment was not related to the test-firings, and it had been previously planned. July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... The second USS Mustin (DDG-89) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer named in honor of the Mustin family. ... A guided missile destroyer is, as the name suggests, a destroyer designed to launch guided missiles. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... The United States 7th Fleet is a naval military unit based in Yokosuka, Japan, with units positioned near South Korea and Japan. ...

North Korea and weapons
of mass destruction

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Weapons There have been a number of North Korean missile tests. ... A North Korean missile test occured on May 29 and 30 of 1993. ... A Taepodong-1 missile fired in 1998. ... The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted on October 9, 2006 by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. ...

  • Taepodong-1
  • Taepodong-2

See also The Taepodong-1 being launched Taepodong-1 is a three-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile developed in North Korea and currently in service there. ... The Taepodong-2 (TD-2, also spelled as Taepo-dong 2[1]), (Korean: 대포동-2) is a designation used to indicate a North Korean three-stage ballistic missile design that is the successor to the Taepodong-1. ...

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Overview

Probable location of missile impact (blue shaded region)
Probable location of missile impact (blue shaded region)

The missiles were launched from the Musudan-ri Missile Test Facility, and all of the missiles reportedly landed in the East Sea of Korea (500–600 kilometers west of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido), in international waters about 100 kilometers south of the Russian cities of Vladivostok and Nakhodka.[6] It was also reported that two missles landed in Russian territorial waters.[7] Only the Taepodong-2 was launched from Musudan-ri. The Scuds and Nodongs were launched from Gitdaeryung, Anbyun, and Kangwon-do.[6] (Also spelled as Kitdaeryung, as in the table of launch in next section) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (718x717, 740 KB) Summary I created this image based on an image on the Korean wiki and information from the Japanese Defense Agency. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (718x717, 740 KB) Summary I created this image based on an image on the Korean wiki and information from the Japanese Defense Agency. ... Musudan-ri is a rocket launching site in North Korea at 40°51′N 129°40′E. It lies in southern North Hamgyong province, near the northern tip of the East Korea Bay. ... For the dog breed, see Hokkaido (dog). ... City and harbor of Vladivostok with the Statue to the fighters for Soviet power in the Far East (bottom right) Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Chinese border and North Korea. ... Nakhodka is a port city in Primorsky Krai (Maritime Region) in the Far Eastern part of Russia, at 42°49′ N 132°53′ E The city has approximately 200,000 inhabitants. ... Musudan-ri is a rocket launching site in North Korea at 40°51′N 129°40′E. It lies in southern North Hamgyong province, near the northern tip of the East Korea Bay. ... Gangwon or Kangwon can refer to several different regions: Gangwon (historical), the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty province. ...


The United States State Department has said that the Taepodong-2 missile failed in mid-air after about 42 seconds of flight[8] and probably continued for 2 minutes in total. The first missile was launched Wednesday, July 5 at 03:33 KST (= July 4 18:33 UTC) and the next two at 04:04 and 05:01 local time, respectively. The first launches came minutes before the successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida (July 4, 14:37 EDT = 18:37 UTC). Some have speculated that the medium-range missile tests were used as decoys to divert attention from the Taepodong-2 missile.[9] The range of the missile was often estimated to be 6000 km, capable of reaching as far as Alaska. However, analysts in South Korea often put the range at no more than 2,400 miles (or less than 4000 km), which, as far as U.S. interests are concerned, means the missile could reach Guam or possibly the sparsely inhabited western tip of the Aleutian Islands[10]. The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... The Korea Standard Time (KST) is the standard timezone in North and South Korea and is 9 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+9): ie. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... ... STS-121 was a flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). ... Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three remaining spacecraft in the space shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ...


East Asian stock markets were shaken by the launches, with investors expressing concerns that moves like this could lead to a future conflict in the Southeast and East Asian areas. Crude oil prices have also risen since the missile tests.[11]


Many experts believe that the timing, which was in the very early hours of July 5th in Korea, but midday of July 4th in the United States, was deliberate to get attention from the United States, and possibly an attempt for one on one talks rather than the six party talks regarding North Korea's nuclear capabilities. [citation needed]


Details

The table below shows the time for all the seven missiles launched. Of particular interest is the 4th launch, a Taepodong-2 rocket. Reports that the missile flew for only 42 seconds were contradicted by a confidential report by South Korea's National Intelligence Service. They contended, according to a Chosun-Ilbo article published July 6, that instead the missile flew for seven minutes before veering from its trajectory.[12]. However, DoD officials indicated that the stable missile boost phase of 42 seconds and the subsequent tumbling out of control to impact into the Sea of Japan was only airborne for close to two minutes. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Chosun Ilbo is one of the leading newspapers (if not the leading) in South Korea, with a circulation of 2,380,000 copies daily. ...

# Launch time
(5 July, Korean local time = UTC+9 h)
Launch site Type Impact time Impact site
1 03:23/03:33
(= July 4 18:33 UTC)
Kittaeryong Scud-C Sea of Korea
2 04:04 Kittaeryong Nodong-A Sea of Korea
3 04:59 Kittaeryong Scud-C or Nodong-A 07:17 Sea of Korea
4 05:01 Taepodong/Musudan-ri
(40.8471° N 129.6285° E)
Taepodong-2 Failed after
42 seconds
Sea of Korea
5 07:12 Kittaeryong Nodong-A 07:36 Sea of Korea
61 08:20 Kittaeryong Scud-C/Nodong-A Sea of Korea
7 08:22 Kittaeryong Nodong or Scud 17:28 Sea of Korea

1 Reports of the 6th missile are disputed. Source: White House Press Briefing (missiles 1-6) and Japanese Defense Agency and GlobalSecurity.org report Japan Standard Time Korea Standard Time External links Find cities currently in UTC+9 Category: ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... ...


2 Russia claims that North Korea launched 10 missiles.[8]


Possibility of further launches

It has been reported that North Korea plans to test further missiles[13]. On July 6, according to Yonhap News, South Korean defense minister Yoon Kwang-ung said South Korean intelligence suggests more missiles may be fired[14], and on July 7, the Mainichi Daily News reported Japanese and U.S. officials believe a second Taepodong-2 has been delivered to the launch site.[15] Although Kwang-ung said intelligence presumes a second Taepondong-2 had been transported to the launch pad before the first one was fired, he denied North Korea was going to test a second one. He stated South Korean intelligence still needs to confirm that the missile is still there.[16] In addition, Japanese officials say North Korea would not launch another Taepodong because of trouble with the missile's booster. The Chosun Ilbo had reported a South Korean government official said a second missile is believed to be stored at Taepo-dong, North Hamgyong Province in an assembly building. [17] The American television network NBC had also reported a second Taepodong missile is in the final stages of assembly.[18][19] July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... Yonhap news agency is the sole news agency in South Korea that supplies domestic and foreign news and information to newspaper and TV broadcast and other subscribers in South Korea. ... Yoon Kwang-ung (b. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... The Mainichi Shimbun (毎日新聞, lit. ... Chosun Ilbo is one of the leading newspapers (if not the leading) in South Korea, with a circulation of 2,380,000 copies daily. ... North Hamgyŏng (Hamgyŏng-pukto) is a province of North Korea. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


According to the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, given the trajectory and angle, the target for the Taepodong 2 missile may have been the waters around Hawaii.[20]. However, the Sankei report is disputed by many, and the Japanese Defense Agency refused to confirm. Pentagon officials said Thursday that the brief flight of the Taepodong-2 missile made it difficult to collect useful technical data, including its intended target, its payload and whether it was a two-stage or three-stage missile. Some U.S. officials were even leaning toward the theory that it was configured as a space launch to deliver a satellite into orbit, rather than as a flight test of a ballistic missile [21]. The Economist believes that the launch was used to prove to other countries, potential buyers of the missile (i.e. Iran), that the technology works [22]. This is just like the 1993 missile launch which was used to sell Iran missiles. Sankei Shimbun (産経新聞 Sakei Shinbun) is a Japanese language daily newspaper. ... This article is becoming very long. ... A North Korean missile test occured on May 29 and 30 of 1993. ...


The Taepodong-2 missile was first reported by Japan to have travelled 500–640 km from its launch site, Musudan-ri. However, this has been disputed first on July 7 by bloggers [23] and later on July 10 by security experts[24], using simple physics calculation. They estimated that the most likely outcome is that it fell 1.4 km from the launch pad and attained a maximum altitude of 4.4 km[25], and that "almost certainly" it was a satellite launch at an inclination of 41 degrees or perhaps a three stage booster dummy warhead launch to impact down range in the south Pacific relative to South America. This has later been confirmed by US DoD and Japan's Defense Agency on July 30 [26][27]. The range is revised to be about 1.5 km from the launch site in North Korean waters.


FOX News and several major South Korean newspapers have reported three to five missiles are currently on the launchpad, though none are Taepodong missiles.[28][29] When queried by Reuters, a U.S. intelligence official confirmed that a second Taepodong-2 is not on the launchpad.[30] North Korea has barred people from sailing into some areas off the coast until July 11, 2006. Some believe this is a sign of preparations for additional launches[31]. Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 20, 2006 US officials reported that one or more Iranian officials may have been present at the missile launch.[32] July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Background

See also U.S.-North Korea relations, North Korea and weapons of mass destruction, Valiant Shield

North Korea claims to possess nuclear weapons, and is widely believed to have a substantial arsenal of chemical weapons, deliverable by artillery against South Korea. North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003. Recently during "Six-party talks" North Korea agreed in principle to end its nuclear weapons program as part of a comprehensive package of measures to normalize relationships. Diplomatic efforts at resolving the North Korean situation are complicated by the different goals and interests of the nations of the region. While none of the parties desires a North Korea with nuclear weapons, Japan and South Korea are very concerned about North Korean counterstrikes in case of military action against North Korea. China and South Korea are also very worried about the economic and social consequences should this situation cause the DPRK government to collapse. U.S.-North Korea relations developed primarily during the Korean War, but in recent years have been largely defined by the United States suspicions regarding North Koreas nuclear programs, and North Koreas perception of an imminent U.S. attack. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official Seal of Valiant Shield. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... Dressing the wounded during a gas attack by Austin O. Spare, 1918. ... Historically, artillery (from French artillerie) refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Opened for signature July 1, 1968 in New York Entered into force March 5, 1970 Conditions for entry into force Ratification by the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and 40 other signatory states. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Six-party talks is the name given to a series of meetings with six participating states - the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Japan. ... The United Nations, with its headquarters in New York City, is the largest international diplomatic organization. ...

  • On January 10, 2003, North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • In late January 2003, Japan Defense Agency Director Shigeru Ishiba told reporters that if North Korea "begins preparations to attack Japan, for instance by fueling its missiles, we will consider the DPRK is initiating a military attack" and pre-emptively strike missile bases in DPRK.[33]
  • On May 12, 2003, North Korea declared the 1992 accord with its southern neighbour nullified, which agreed to keep the Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, citing U.S. hostility as a threat to its sovereignty. South Korea considers the accord in effect.
  • On August 28, 2003, North Korea announced at six-nation talks in Beijing that it was prepared to "declare itself formally as a nuclear weapons state", and claimed to have the means to deliver nuclear weapons. The North Korean delegation also says the country will soon be carrying out a nuclear test to demonstrate its nuclear capability.[34]
  • On September 19, 2005, Six-party talks resulted in an agreement where North Korea agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons program for economic cooperation and assistance, repeating its right to "peaceful uses of nuclear energy", while the U.S. recognized North Korea's sovereignty and stated that it had no intention to attack. The provision of a nuclear light-water reactor would be discussed at "an appropriate time"; the U.S. and North Korea immediately disagreed on when that should be.[36]
  • In April 2006, North Korea offered to resume talks if the US releases recently frozen North Korean financial assets held in a bank in Macau. [38] The funds were acquired through the sale of drugs and counterfeit U.S. currency. [39]
  • In mid-June 2006, North Korea began fueling some of the Taepodong-2 missiles that it possesses.[40]
  • June 23, 2006 — the US and Japan signed an agreement to jointly produce anti-ballistic missile (ABM) technology and operate surveillance and tracking operations to gather critical data in the case that the DPRK conducted a ballistic missile test. The US agreed to send several batteries of Patriot PAC-3 missiles to protect Okinawa. [1]

Valiant Shield was a large war game conducted by the United States military in the Pacific Ocean in June 2006. The exercise began on 19 June 2006 and lasted for five days, concluding on 24 June 2006. According to the Navy, Valiant Shield focused on cooperation between military branches and on the detection, tracking, and engagement of units at sea, in the air, and on land in response to a wide range of missions.[42] The exercise involved 22,000 personnel, 280 aircraft, and thirty ships, including the supercarriers USS Kitty Hawk, USS Abraham Lincoln, and USS Ronald Reagan. It was the largest military exercise to be conducted by the United States in Pacific waters since the Vietnam War. The exercise marked the first of what will become biennial exercises involving different branches of the U.S. military. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Observers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy were invited to attend, as were naval officers from Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Russia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It was the first time observers from China had ever been sent to observe U.S. war games.[43] The PRC sent a ten-person delegation, including one high-ranking officer each from its navy, army, and air force, as well as officials from its foreign ministry.[44] According to USA Today, Chinese military observers said that observing the exercises gave them a better understanding of U.S. weapons and tactics. Rear Admiral Zhang Leiyu, leader of the delegation, called the visit to the war games near Guam "a positive step in China–U.S. military ties". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ...


Military ties between the United States and China have not been close ever since a communist government came to power in China. Admiral William J. Fallon, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific, said it was "a start" that China accepted his invitation to observe the large-scale exercises.[45] Fallon indicated before the exercises began that he expected China to reciprocate. However, neither Zhang, nor the Xinhua News report, gave any indication that such an invitation was forthcoming.[46] This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Admiral William J. Fallon is the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. ... Front gate of the main building of Xinhua News Agency in Beijing The Xinhua News Agency (Simplified Chinese: 新华社; Traditional Chinese: 新華社; pinyin: ), or NCNA (New China News Agency), is the official press agency of the government of the Peoples Republic of China and the biggest center for collecting information and...


The exercise had implications for other world events as well, including acting as a show of force to possibly deter North Korea from test-firing its new Taepodong-2 missile. [47] The Taepodong-2 (TD-2, also spelled as Taepo-dong 2[1]), (Korean: 대포동-2) is a designation used to indicate a North Korean three-stage ballistic missile design that is the successor to the Taepodong-1. ...


The North Korean missile test came after weeks of speculation that North Korea was poised to launch a missile, but neither their quantity nor their launch site were definitively anticipated. The U.S., Japan, and others warned North Korea prior to the incident that such a test would be construed by those nations as a provocative act. North Korea responded to such words by threatening an "annihilating" nuclear strike if the United States attacks or any other nation preemptively tried to destroy the missile before or after it launched. [48]


The United States Northern Command, NORAD and the Federal Aviation Administration had, in previous days, placed restrictions on commercial and civil flight operations in the areas surrounding Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and Fort Greely, Alaska, homes of U.S. Interceptor missiles. [49] Emblem of the United States Northern Command. ... NORAD is short for: North American Aerospace Defense Command Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... FAA redirects here. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Fort Greely is the name of a launch site for sounding rockets in Alaska at 64°00′ N 146°00′ W. http://www. ...


International Response

The test came on the heels of the Six-party talks between North Korea, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. Asian stocks and currencies slid along with European and United States stocks, while gold, silver, and oil rose amid news of the North Korean missiles.[50] Six-party talks is the name given to a series of meetings with six participating states - the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Japan. ...


No country proposed military action in response to the test fire. All calls for action have been diplomatic or economic.


Members of the six-party talks

China

On July 5, 2006, the Foreign Ministry of China expressed concern over the North Korean missile tests. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Liu Jianchao repeated calls for calm and restraint from "all parties involved". He pleaded for all sides to refrain from any actions that will further complicate the situation in the Korean Peninsula. [51] July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In New York, the Chinese ambassador to the UN said North Korea's missile tests were "regrettable". [52]


Japan

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was notified of the firings on July 5 at 3:52 a.m., local time. Top Japanese officials, including Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe and Defense Agency chief Fukushiro Nukaga, each were notified at about the same time. By 4:50 a.m. they had met at the prime minister's official residence to discuss a Japanese response. Junichiro Koizumi entered his office at 6:30 A.M., and U.S. ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer arrived twenty minutes later for discussions.[53] Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is the current Prime Minister of Japan (since 2001). ... Shinzo Abe , pronounced [abe ɕinzoː], born September 21, 1954) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on September 26, 2006. ... Fukushiro Nukaga (額賀福志郎, b. ...


Meanwhile, Japanese foreign minister Taro Aso held a phone conversation with his American counterpart, Condoleezza Rice, in which they agreed to take up the matter with the UN Security Council. Abe also later announced that Japan would bring the launch issue before the UN Security Council,[54], and it was agreed an emergency session would be held at 1400 GMT.[55] Taro Aso (麻生太郎 Asō Tarō, born September 20, 1940 in Iizuka, Fukuoka) is a Japanese politician currently serving as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Shinzo Abe. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ...


A few hours following the missile launches, Japan began economic sanctions of North Korea by banning the entry of North Korean officials, ship crews, chartered flights and the only direct passenger link between the two countries, the ferry Mangyongbong-92.[56] Japan's agriculture minister, Shoichi Nakagawa, announced that Japan would not provide food aid to North Korea, and that agricultural trade restrictions between the two countries would be considered. [57] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shoichi Nakagawa (中川昭一 Nakagawa Shōichi) (b. ...


All Japanese Self-Defense Force branches are on higher alert.[58] The Japan Self-Defense Forces ), or JSDF, are the military forces in Japan that were established after the end of World War II. The force has not been engaged in real combat but has been engaged in some international peacekeeping operations. ...


Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso subsequently talked about Japan's option on attacking bases in foreign soil in public, which were reported as plans for 'pre-emptive' strike and quickly denounced by South Korea and China as being belligerent[59][60].


Russia

According to Russia's Foreign Ministry official representative Mikhail Kaminin, the test-launch is "an act of provocation" which will impede the Six-party talks and further "complicate situation around North Korean nuclear program". [sic] [61] A foreign minister is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... Six-party talks is the name given to a series of meetings with six participating states - the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Japan. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia...


However, President Putin has been quoted as saying that, while he was disappointed by the test firings, the North Koreans were right in their assertion that they had the legal right to perform such tests.[62]


South Korea

Unification Minister Lee Jong-Seok convened an emergency meeting to determine the objective of the missile launch, which is expected to prompt the U.S. and its allies to take punitive actions such as harsher economic sanctions against North Korea, ministry officials said.[63] However, on July 17, 2006, Chosunilbo reported that unless further tests are conducted, government is not planning any measures as all of its economic support are within the sanction passed by U.N.[64] Small groups of South Korean citizens set fire to North Korean flags and a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. [65] Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il [1]) (Korean: 김정일) (born February 16, 1941) is the leader of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. ...


United States

President Bush was briefed on the activity around 5:40 PM EDT (21:40 UTC). He spoke in the Oval Office on the tests on July 5, 2006 and stated that the tests only "isolated Korea". [66] Bush has said that America would continue to encourage six-party talks, rather than be drawn into one-on-one negotiations with North Korea. [67] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Christopher Hill, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, is set to head to the region on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley described the tests as "provocative behavior". George Bush met Stephen Hadley, defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the tests were going on. [49] Condoleezza Rice had spoken via phone with four of her counterparts in the six-party talks, including Taro Aso, as mentioned earlier. Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley later met South Korea's national security advisor to discuss the launch. [68] Assistant Secretary Christopher R. Hill Christopher R. Hill is a U.S. diplomat and the current Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. ... Assistant Secretary Christopher R. Hill The Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs is the head of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs within the American Department of State, who guides operation of the U.S. diplomatic establishment in the countries of the Asia-Pacific... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President For National Security Affairs in George W. Bushs second term administration. ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932, Evanston, Illinois) is the 21st United States Secretary of Defense. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th and current United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


NORAD was put on heightened alert in the past two weeks and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency told CNN that two missiles for interception of ballistic missiles were activated in California prior to North Korea's launch. The NORAD shield. ... The Missile Defense Agency is the section of the United States governments Department of Defense responsible for developing a layered defense against ballistic missiles. ...


Other UN Security Council members

UN Security Council

The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday, July 5, 2006 [69]. The council members agreed that they should do something about the missile test and that they should meet again later to discuss the possibility of issuing a Council resolution[70]. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations charged with maintaining peace and security among nations. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Japan, with the support of the United States and the United Kingdom, introduced a measure that would have restricted countries from transferring funds, material, or technology to North Korea. Russia and China, with veto power, resisted the resolution, saying a press statement should be issued.[71]. In an informal media conference, Russian UN ambassador Vitaly I. Churkin stated that, rather than sanctions, it may be more appropriate for the President of the United Nations Security Council to issue a condemning statement similar to what was done after the North Korean missile firing in 1998. [72] Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin (born February 21, 1952 in Moscow) is the current Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. ...


Argentina

Argentina's foreign ministry issued a communique expressing its "serious concern over the missile test launches" and urging the North Korean state to "renew diplomatic dialogue and return to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty." The Argentine ambassador to the UN, and its representative in the UN Security Council, César Mayoral, considered that the missile tests are "threatening world peace and security". The Argentine government has expressed, however, its reluctance to the possibility of imposing economic sanctions, emphasizing instead its desire to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict. [73] Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Opened for signature July 1, 1968 in New York Entered into force March 5, 1970 Conditions for entry into force Ratification by the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States, and 40 other signatory states. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... César Mayoral presents his credentials to Kofi Annan Cesar Fernando Mayoral, born December 21, 1947, is the current Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations. ...


United Kingdom and the European Union

The UK branded North Korea's actions "irresponsible". Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said: "These tests are provocative, and only serve to raise tensions in the region." [74] The title of Foreign Secretary has been traditionally used to refer to the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. ... Rt. ...


The current EU president, Finland, condemned the 'provocative' missile test. According to it the test places additional strains on the regional stability 'at a time when the unresolved nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula requires mutual confidence building'.[75]


Others

Australia

Australia's Prime Minister John Howard called the test "extremely provocative" and also stated "I hope that what North Korea has done is condemned as provocative not only by Australia and Japan but also by other countries in the six-power group."[76] A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is currently the Prime Minister of Australia. ... Six-party talks is the name given to a series of meetings with six participating states - the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Japan. ...


Foreign Minister Alexander Downer expressed his displeasure to the North Korean Ambassador to Australia, Chon Jae Hong.[77] Australia cancelled a planned diplomatic visit to North Korea amid the news.[77] A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister who helps form the governmental foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... The Hon. ...


Canada

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay added Canada's voice to the world condemnation on Wednesday, calling the launches a "major threat" to stability in the region that undermine efforts to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction. In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


MacKay chided Pyongyang for its use of brinkmanship in dealing with the international community. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


"Canada believes that such tactics are counterproductive and ultimately destined to fail," he said in a news release posted on the Foreign Affairs Department's website. "Such actions can only diminish North Korea's security, not enhance it." [78]


Czech Republic

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its "deep concern" over the tests, describing them as a "serious threat to the international community." It called on North Korea to return to the six-party Talks. [4]


Hungary

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary issued this statement on 5 July 2006:


Hungary definitely condemns the missile experiments carried out by the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea on the 4th of July. In our view, this step gravely endangers the stability and the security of the region. We find it an especially unfortunate development that the experiment was carried out in spite of the repeated warning of the international community. North Korea’s step jeopardises the renewal of the six-nation talks set up to solve the North Korean nuclear question.


Hungary finds it necessary for the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea to terminate its activity aimed at the development of long-range missiles, to respect the self-imposed moratorium on missile experiments and to return to the six-nation talks as a constructive partner as soon as possible. [5]


Malaysia

Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar expressed his country's "deep concern" over the tests and urged all parties to show restraint and resume negotiations. [6] Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar (born January 15, 1944 in Kampong Malayu Air Hitam, Penang, Malaysia) is a politician from Malaysia. ...


New Zealand

Winston Peters, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand, condemned North Korea's missile tests on behalf of his government, describing them as showing "wanton disregard" for the warnings issued beforehand by the international community. He expressed his hope that North Korea would "step back now from taking any more rash steps" and resume negotiations. [7] The Right Honourable Winston Raymond Peters (born April 11, 1945) is a New Zealand politician and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, outside cabinet. ...


Norway

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre condemned the tests as "highly regrettable" and stated his belief that they further escalate regional tension. He affirmed that Norway continues, "to be deeply worried over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme." [8] Jonas Gahr Støre Jonas Gahr Støre (born August 25, 1960) is the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs. ...


Philippines

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo condemned the tests, saying that the "world has had enough of weapons of mass destruction.", urging the reclusive state to resume six-party talks at once.[79] The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ...


In addition, Philippine military and defense officials have said a potential North Korean missile attack against Philippine soil cannot be intercepted, calling for the swift modernization of the Philippine military.[80]


Singapore

Singaporean representatives, through the foreign ministry, sharply rebuked North Korean officials for launching the missiles, calling it a "provocative move". It warned that any future moves similar to what happened a few days ago will only lead to trouble in the Asian region instead of stability and called on Kim Jong-il to return to six-party talks at once.[81] Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il [1]) (Korean: 김정일) (born February 16, 1941) is the leader of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. ...


Sweden

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Eliasson articulated the regret of the Swedish government and noted that the DPRK ambassador in Stockholm had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry to hear Sweden's "concern over the missile tests and the risk of a nuclear arms race in East Asia."[9] Jan Eliasson Photo: Pawel Flato Jan Eliasson (born September 17, 1940) is a Swedish diplomat who will take over the post of President of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2005, for its sixtieth session. ...


Thailand

Thailand's Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon expressed concern Wednesday over North Korea's long-range missile test, warning the move will lead to regional distrust and threaten world peace, and he plans to raise the issue with his US counterpart early next week. Mr Kantathi urged the communist country to return to the six-party talks. Thailand has been playing an informal role in the talk to push for the progress of the negotiations among the principal parties — North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States. [82] Kantathi Suphamongkhon (Thai กันตธีร์ ศุภมงคล, born April 3, 1952) is a Thai diplomat and politician. ...


See also

Image File history File links Wikinews-logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... There have been a number of North Korean missile tests. ... A Taepodong-1 missile fired in 1998. ... The Taepodong-1 being launched Taepodong-1 is a three-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile developed in North Korea and currently in service there. ... A North Korean missile test occured on May 29 and 30 of 1993. ... The Nodong-1, sometimes Rodong-1, is a single stage, mobile liquid propellant medium range ballistic missile developed by North Korea. ...

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Further reading

  • Demick, Barbara. "With Few N. Korea Facts, a Rumor Got Launched", Los Angeles Times, 2006-07-07.
  • Nishiyama, George. "North Korea launches missiles, US hold UN talks", Reuters, 2006-07-04.
  • "U.S. officials: North Korea tests long-range missile", CNN, 2006-07-04.
  • "North Korea Test-Fires Several Missiles", NY Times, 2006-07-04.
  • "N. Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan: Japan gov't sources", Kyodo News, 2006-07-04.
  • Talmadge, Eric. "Defiant N. Korea Fires Series of Missiles", Associated Press via Houston Chronicle, 2006-07-04.
  • "Government Expresses Concern over N.Korean Missile Tests", Télam, 2006-07-06.
  • "N Korea's missiles met by Japanese sanctions", Asia Times, 2006-07-06.
  • "Respecteer de internationale afspraken", Dutch newspaper article, 2006-07-05.
  • Chronology of North Korea Missile Program
  • GlobalSecurity.org Report on North Korea Missile/Rocket Tests, CP Vick
  • GlobalSecurity.org Report on North Korea Missile/Rocket Tests, CP Vick
  • MIT Policy and Technology lecture on missile defense and how to apply it to estimate the range of the North Korea rocket launch

 
 

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