Status: 17.11.2022 07:20 a.m
Just hours after North Korea threatened “tougher military responses,” the country is again testing a potentially nuclear-capable missile. UN resolutions prohibit North Korea from testing such missiles.
North Korea has fired another ballistic missile, South Korea said. It was shot down in the morning (local time) in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea), the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing the military.
Just hours earlier, North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui threatened “tougher military responses” after the US, South Korea and Japan held a trilateral summit. The United States, together with South Korea, are trying out military maneuvers to prepare for a possible attack by North Korea. However, North Korea accuses the United States of planning an attack on its South Korean neighbor.
More than 50 missile tests this year
Most recently, North Korea tested a potentially nuclear-capable missile on November 9th. United Nations resolutions prohibit testing of such missiles, which can be armed with a nuclear warhead. Such tests by North Korea are increasing significantly: Since the beginning of the year, South Korea has reported more than 50 missile tests by its neighbor. At the beginning of November alone there were said to be 25.