June 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The North Korean Workers’ Party began a “strategic” plenary session this Saturday to discuss the “transformation of the international situation”, amid months of regional tensions over the country’s ballistic tests and the war in Ukraine.
The so-called “extended plenary meeting” of the 8th Central Committee of the single party and Government in the country will discuss “the issue of the diplomatic and state defense strategy to face this “transformation” and will review the economic projects undertaken in the first half this year, according to the official North Korean news agency KCNA in a statement.
The meeting occurs, contextualizes the official South Korean news agency, Yonhap, at a time when North Korea has been trying to strengthen ties with Russia and China amid an increasingly intense rivalry between China and the United States. and Russia’s war against Ukraine.
In fact, the United States has sent this Friday for the first time in six years a nuclear-powered submarine to South Korea, which has docked at a naval base in Busan, 320 kilometers from Seoul, and will be in the Asian country until next Thursday, as reported by a South Korean defense official on condition of anonymity.
This action by Washington has taken place after the United States, Japan and South Korea have jointly condemned Pyongyang’s launch of two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, in response to military maneuvers. joint efforts carried out by Seoul and Washington in the region.
The South Korean forces indicated that the two North Korean missile launches have been carried out from the Sunan area, in Pyongyang, and have taken place at around 7:25 p.m. and 7:37 p.m. (local time) in response to joint US and South Korean military exercises, carried out in carried out in five stages developed on May 25, June 2, 7, 12 and 15.