North Korea launched another ballistic missile into the sea today. This was reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, citing the South Korean General Staff. It is the seventh time a missile has been launched in two weeks amid rising tensions over US-led military exercises in the region.
The Japanese Prime Minister’s office confirmed on Twitter that a North Korean missile had been launched again. The missile fell into the sea outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese Coast Guard has not yet received any reports of damage to Japanese ships.
On Tuesday, Pyongyang launched a medium-range missile over Japan for the first time in five years, sparking international outrage. The government in Tokyo has called on its citizens in two northern regions to seek shelter in buildings or basements.
The latest launch came after joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which Yonhap said ended on Saturday. Earlier this week, the United States, South Korea and Japan held joint exercises. North Korea described its recent series of missile tests as a legitimate response to US military threats.
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