Seoul, May 5 (EFE).- North Korean state media remained silent Thursday about the ballistic missile test a day earlier, raising experts’ suspicions of about the result and type of projectile tested.
Neither the country’s official Rodong newspaper nor the KCNA news agency wrote about the weapons test, and the national television network, which on weekdays begins broadcasting at 3:00 p.m. (6:00 GMT), did not mention it in its daily summary.
In recent years, it has been common for North Korean media to report launches the morning after being carried out along with images.
The regime fired a ballistic missile Wednesday from Pyongyang that traveled about 470 kilometers and reached a peak of about 780 kilometers before falling into the waters of the East Sea (the name given to the Sea of Japan in the two Koreas.)
This flight data initially point to a short or medium-range projectile, although the launch taking place from the Sunan area, from which North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in March, has raised suspicions it may have fired another such weapon.
Analysts believe the regime could have launched, at a very wide angle, an intercontinental missile whose flight was unsuccessful, as happened with the first of the two launched in March.
On Mar. 17, the day after the failed test, North Korean media made no mention of the launch.
North Korea, which remains completely closed to the outside world due to the pandemic and does not currently have a known Covid-19 vaccination plan, rejected the offers made so far by the US government to reactivate the dialogue on disarmament stalled since 2019. EFE