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North Korea Officials "Bitterly Criticized" for Failed Spy Satellite Launch

Spy Satellite Launch (symbolic picture)
Spy Satellite Launch (symbolic picture)

 

North Korea (June 19,2023) : North Korean officials were "bitterly criticized" at a high-level meeting on Monday for the failure of a recent rocket launch, state media reported. The rocket, which was carrying a military reconnaissance satellite, crashed into the sea shortly after liftoff on May 31.

The ruling Workers' Party of Korea said in a statement that the officials who were responsible for the launch had "shown irresponsibility" and "recklessness."The statement said that the officials had "caused great damage to the prestige of the country and the party."

The failure of the rocket launch is a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has been seeking to develop a space-based surveillance system. Kim has said that he wants to use a spy satellite to monitor the United States and South Korea.

The failure of the launch is also a sign of the challenges that North Korea faces in developing its missile program. North Korea has been under international sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs.

The sanctions have made it difficult for North Korea to obtain the materials and technology it needs to develop its weapons programs. The failure of the rocket launch is a reminder of the challenges that North Korea faces in developing its weapons programs.

The failure of the North Korean rocket launch is a significant development. It is a setback for Kim Jong Un's ambitions to develop a space-based surveillance system. It is also a reminder of the challenges that North Korea faces in developing its missile program.

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