North Korea Fires Unnamed Ballistic Missile

Thu Apr 13 2023
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SEOUL: North Korea fired an unnamed ballistic missile towards the sea on Thursday morning, Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military. According to the agency South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the unidentified missile was fired toward the East Sea (Sea of Japan) in the latest act of rebelliousness from North Korea amid acute tensions with Washington and Seoul.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile

However, the top military official of South Korea did not provide more details about the recent launch, Yonhap news agency reported. AFP reported that Japan confirmed the latest launch, with the office of the Prime Minister tweeting at 10:34 GMT that “North Korea fired a ballistic missile.” North Korea has opened the year with a spell of weapons tests, including nuclear-capable underwater drones and two intercontinental ballistic missiles.

On Monday, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, attended a meeting of the country’s Central Military Commission in order to discuss means to “handle the escalating moves of the United States imperialists and the South Korean puppet traitors to unleash a war of aggression,” North Korean Central News Agency reported.

Kim Jong Un ordered North Korea’s deterrence abilities to be reinforced with “growing speed” and in a “more applied and offensive” way. Earlier this year, Kim Jong Un ordered the army to intensify exercises to make homework for a “real war.”

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