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By ARIE EGOZI

North Korea has launched ballistic missiles to show that it was not afraid from the empty warning of the U.S. Iran is continuing its military nuclear program, only in a different “manner”

According to Defenseworld.net, North Korea has launched two short-range Scud missiles and one Rodong intermediate-range missile in response to Seoul-Washington’s decision to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to South Korea.

“U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) systems detected and tracked what we assess were three North Korean missile launches,” the command was quoted as saying by Yonhap, South Korean news agency. “The near back-to-back launch of two presumed Scud tactical ballistic missiles, followed by the presumed launch of a No Dong (Rodong) intermediate-range ballistic missile approximately an hour later, occurred near Hwangju.”

The Defense Department condemned the launches, however the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

“We strongly condemn this and North Korea’s other recent missile tests, which violate U.N. Security Council Resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology,” said Cmdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman.

These provocations only serve to increase the international community’s resolve to counter the North Korea’s prohibited activities, including through implementing existing U.N. Security Council sanctions, the official said, adding that multiple solutions require the North to suspend all ballistic missile activities.

He added: “We intend to raise our concerns at the U.N. to bolster international resolve in holding North Korea accountable for these provocative actions”.

The U.S.’ commitment to the defense of South Korea and Japan “remains firm”, he said.

“We call on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its commitments and international obligations,” he said.

So there is a country such as North Korea, which keeps on challenging the world with launches and nuclear tests, there is Iran, that laughs all the way to achieving military nuclear capability, and on the opposite side there is a weak and divided world, that refuses to confront dangers and keeps preferring agreements that are not worth the paper they’re written on.