North Korea fires projectile in its third launch of the month

North Korea fires projectile in its third launch of the month

North Korea fires at least one possible ballistic missile in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan say, in apparent retaliation for new US sanctions against its continued testing.

SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korea fired at least one possible ballistic missile in its third weapons launch this month on Friday, officials in South Korea and Japan said, in apparent retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. against his continual trials.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapon was fired to the east, but did not immediately explain where it landed or provide further details.

For its part, the office of the Japanese prime minister and the Ministry of Defense reported having detected the North Korean launch and pointed out that it could be a ballistic missile.

The Japanese coast guard issued a security advisory warning of an object that may have landed. In addition, he urged ships located between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, as well as in the East China Sea and the North Pacific, to “pay attention to the information and stay away when recognizing a falling object.”

The Joe Biden administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five North Koreans for their involvement in obtaining equipment and technology for Pyongyang’s missile programs, in response to this week’s first missile test, and said it would seek new sanctions from the United Nations. .

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