North Korea fired an unidentified missile, the South Korean military said Friday, which is Pyongyang’s third test in ten days.
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The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was fired in the direction of the East Korean Peninsula.
Pyongyang fired two missiles, delivered hypersonically by North Korea, the first on January 5 and the second on January 11.
The Japanese Coast Guard said it had detected “one or more ballistic missiles fired by North Korea at 2:55 p.m.”
A Coast Guard spokesman told AFP it was still investigating the crash site and would determine if it was an object or several.
Despite international sanctions against its banned arms programs. Pyongyang has already launched two missiles, offered as hypersonic, since the beginning of the year. January 5th first and January 11th second.
The second test, overseen by President Kim Jong Un, imposed US sanctions on five people linked to the North Korean ballistics program.
A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry accused the United States of “deliberately aggravating the situation.”
“If the United States adopts such a confrontational approach, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) will be forced to act strongly and decisively,” the spokesman told the official KCNA news agency.