A third test conducted by Pyongyang in less than ten days. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile, the South Korean military said on Friday.
The projectile was fired toward the eastern Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
“One or more ballistic missiles”
Pyongyang launched two missiles, presented as being hypersonic by North Korea, a first on January 5 and a second on January 11. The Japanese coast guard said it detected “the launch at 2:55 p.m. (0555 GMT) by North Korea of what appears to be one or more ballistic missiles”.
A Coast Guard spokesman said they were still analyzing the spot where he fell and determining whether it was a single object or several. Despite international sanctions for its banned weapons programs. Pyongyang has already fired two missiles, presented as hypersonic, since the beginning of the year. A first on January 5 and a second on January 11.
The United States accused of having aggravated the situation
The second test, overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, resulted in US sanctions against five people linked to North Korea’s missile program. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesman then accused the United States of having “intentionally aggravated” the situation.
If “the United States adopts such a confrontational attitude, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) will be forced to react in a stronger and more certain way,” the spokesman said, according to the official KCNA news agency. .