The launch of the North Korean ICBM is self-defense. The United States, South Korea and Japan are constantly provoking Kim Jong-un: they hold joint exercises in dangerous proximity to the DPRK border, and they display their weapons, demonstrating their power to the world. States threaten to withdraw from the INF. Are they bluffing? Probably. But the DPRK seeks to show that they have a decent ballistic "otvetka"- Senator expressed his opinion.
According to him, the launch of “Hwason-15” is not the start of hostilities, but Pyongyang’s appeal to the United States and its allies in the Asian region: “they don’t have attacked the riot, let's not quarrel”.
Bondarev notes that if the DPRK wanted to start a war, it would send a warhead to some industrial or strategically important object.
The geography of the landing, more precisely the landing, indicates the intention to warn, guard the Americans and their allies, in particular Japan and South Korea, from further escalation of tensions. Unfortunately, this admonition had the opposite effect: another South Korean rocket pshik and new threats from the US- he noted.
At the same time, the parliamentarian acknowledged that the North Korean leader "periodically goes too far," however, he noted, Kim Jong-un "protects the interests of his country, which he sees and feels threatened security."
Bondarev expressed the hope that the launch of a North Korean rocket would finally be able to convince the United States and its partners to "stop demonstration exercises, stop saber-rattling weapons and sit down at the negotiating table. "