Conflict: Seoul: North Korea fires missile again

Seoul: North Korea fires another missile

Rockets have been fired from North Korea to the south several times. photo

© Han Sang-Kyun/Yonhap/AP/dpa

Just days ago, North Korea provoked by launching a missile. South Korea is now reporting another missile from the enemy country – it is potentially capable of being used as a nuclear weapon.

A good week after the last launch, North Korea fired another potentially nuclear-capable missile on Thursday, according to its neighbor South Korea.

The ballistic missile flew in the direction of the Sea of ​​Japan (Korean: East Sea), the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing the military. No further details were initially given. Most recently, North Korea tested a potentially nuclear-capable missile on November 9th.

UN resolutions ban North Korea, a self-declared nuclear power, from testing ballistic missiles of any range that can be armed with a nuclear warhead. Recently, tensions on the Korean peninsula had increased significantly. Since the beginning of the year, there have already been more than 50 North Korean missile tests – in early November alone, South Korea’s military recorded more than 25, including an ICBM.

The recent missile tests have also been seen as a response to joint maneuvers by South Korean and US forces. North Korea regularly accuses the United States of preparing an attack through its maneuvers with South Korea, which both countries deny.


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