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Seoul: North Korea launches fourth launch this month – world news

Korea fires projectiles

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North Korea on Monday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, stalled diplomacy with the United States and its military amid pandemic border closures. with a clear goal of demonstrating ,

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff did not immediately say whether the projectile was ballistic or how far it had flown. Japan’s prime minister’s office said it had explored a possible ballistic missile launch from North Korea, but did not immediately provide further details.

Japan’s Coast Guard issued a statement urging ships traveling around the Japanese coast to keep an eye on falling objects, but there was no immediate damage to ships or aircraft.

The launch follows North Korea’s test of a pair of flight tests of an alleged hypersonic missile on January 5 and 11, and the test of ballistic missiles from a train on Friday in an apparent retaliation to new sanctions imposed by the Biden administration last week. was done. for its continuous test launch.

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North Korea has been ramping up testing in recent months of new missiles designed to erode missile defenses in the region.

Some experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going back to a tried-and-tested technique of pressuring the US and regional neighbors with missile launches and outrageous threats before offering talks to make concessions.

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