North Korea launches projectile off its coast days after latest test – Reuters

North Korea fired what the Japanese Defense Ministry and South Korean media believe was a ballistic missile, with the latest launch coming just days after the last.

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast

North Korea appears to have fired a ballistic missile into the sea just days after the latest test, Japan’s Defense Ministry and South Korean media said.

South Korea’s military said North Korea had fired a projectile off its east coast, 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.

There has been a significant increase in ballistic missile tests by North Korea so far this year, with leader Kim Jung-un saying they were being carried out to protect the country from foreign threats.

In a speech at a military parade last week, he also claimed his nuclear force was not only tasked with preventing war through deterrence, but also carrying out strikes against anyone who violated ‘fundamental interests’. North.







Leader Kim Jung-un says North Korea’s nukes aren’t just there as a deterrent
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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 speed possible”.

The United States has estimated that North Korea is preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and may be ready to 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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