North Korea fires possible ballistic missile

North Korea fired what may be a ballistic missile, according to the Japanese military and South Korean media.

South Korea’s military said North Korea fired a projectile off its east coast on Saturday, and Yonhap news agency said the military believed it was a ballistic missile .

The Japanese Ministry of Defense also tweeted that the projectile could be a ballistic missile.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea and Japan said, after Pyongyang pledged to develop its nuclear forces “at the fastest possible speed.” “.

The United States has estimated that North Korea is preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and may be ready to conduct a test there as early as this month, Deputy State Department spokeswoman Jalina said. To carry.

South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol takes office on Tuesday.

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