December 26, 2017
North Korea is reportedly preparing to launch a satellite into space amid growing fears the rogue regime may begin using the launches as a way to disguise its missile tests.
According to local media, an anonymous South Korean government official claims dictator Kim Jong Un could order the satellite launch very soon.
However, no specific details about the satellite or launch date were given.
Some experts claim orbit launches could be used to further develop North Korea’s ballistic missile technology, and such actions would be prohibited under U.N. sanctions.
Meanwhile, the Russian government is offering to mediate talks between the United States and North Korea if both sides are willing to engage in diplomacy.
On Tuesday, the Kremlin said the country’s readiness to clear the way for de-escalation is obvious.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for Washington and Pyongyang to reduce tensions after a highly contentious year.
President Trump has been unwavering in his stance for Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the rogue state before any diplomatic discussions can take place.