[뉴스분석]6 countries urgently react to North Korea’s ICBM, quickly emerging as a new security structure

“Stop provocations against North Korea
US public pressure has no effect
Direct dialogue with North America still breaks off
Korea, USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Eyes from 6 countries condemning North Korea together
Develop to be a regional security channel for India

▲ North Korea fired the new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on the 18th. 2022.11.19 Pyongyang KCNA/Yonhap News

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, six countries, South Korea, the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, condemned North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch , quickly. emerged as a new security structure. As North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments bring the entire Indo-Pacific (Intae) into range, the need for a wide-area response that goes beyond South Korea, the United States and Japan is growing.

“China has a responsibility to make it clear to North Korea that it will not engage in illegal nuclear or ballistic missile tests,” said Vedant Patel, a senior deputy spokesman for the State Department, at a briefing on the 18th (local time).

On the same day, White House National Security Council (NSC) Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby also expressed concern in a separate video briefing that “with every launch, whether it’s a failure or a partial success, North Korea learns and North Korea (nuclear and missile ) program progress.” “There has been no direct communication between North and South Korea,” he said.

Although US pressure on the public to refrain from North Korean provocations has not been effective and the dialogue between the US and North Korea is still cut off, it is known that the US State Department States give considerable significance to the joint condemnation of North Korea by the six countries in APEC. On the 18th, at the request of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanage, were the first six countries to jointly condemn North Korea This is the result obtained after a minute meeting.

The six countries are the ‘Five Eyes’ classified information sharing alliance (US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand), Anti-China Quad (US, Japan, Australia, India), North Atlantic Treaty Organization are humanitarian partners (Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand) overlap in many areas.

In Washington DC diplomats, there is an analysis that the five countries included in the sudden discussion of the United States will actually be a category that the Joe Biden administration considers as a partner in the Indian region. Some say that the possibility of the six countries developing into a security channel for the Indo-Pacific region, including problems with North Korea, cannot be completely ruled out, just as Quad was a cooperative body created to respond to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

Correspondent Gyeongju Lee in Washington and Correspondent Jiyeong Ryu in Beijing

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