North Korea launches a ballistic missile into the Sea of ​​Japan | EUROtoday

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North Korea launched this Monday an unidentified ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan (known as the East Sea within the two Koreas), in keeping with the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in a quick assertion.

In flip, the Government of Japan introduced that it has detected the launch and that it’s amassing info on whether or not it might pose a menace to the archipelago.

Apparently, the projectile fell exterior Japan's unique financial zone, in keeping with the NHK community. Japanese community NTV mentioned the projectile was a brief vary ballistic missile, quoting a Japanese authorities official. The governments of each international locations didn’t instantly present additional particulars.

North Korea mentioned final week it had examined a strategic cruise missile to check a big warhead, and a brand new anti-aircraft missile.

In early April, the North fired a brand new hypersonic missile as a part of its growth of solid-propellant missiles for all ranges of its arsenal.

Pyongyang has defied a United Nations Security Council ban on the event of ballistic missiles, rejecting the Council's resolutions as a violation of its sovereign proper to defend itself.