The alleged missile launch comes after ongoing US-led military exercises with South Korea. It would make it North Korea’s sixth launch in more tha
The alleged missile launch comes after ongoing US-led military exercises with South Korea. It would make it North Korea’s sixth launch in more than three weeks as tensions with the US soar. The weapons used in the suspected test have yet to be identified but are likely to be short-range ballistic missiles that Pyongyang has tested many times this year.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said projectiles were twice launched from an area on the North’s eastern coast.
The potential launch comes just a week after two tactical guided missiles were fired across the South Hwanghae peninsula.
It comes amid stalled denuclearisation talks with Washington and US-South Korea military exercises, although Washington and Seoul played down the tests.
Kim said it was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the US and South Korean authorities”, according to KCNA.
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