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The army fires an “unidentified projectile”

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A third test conducted by Pyongyang in less than ten days. North Korea fired an unidentified projectile, the South Korean military said on Friday.

The projectile was fired in the direction of the eastern Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

“One or more ballistic missiles”

Pyongyang fired two missiles, presented as hypersonic by North Korea, a first on January 5 and a second on January 11. The Japanese Coast Guard said it had detected “the launch at 2:55 p.m. (05.55 GMT) by North Korea of ​​what appears to be one or more ballistic missiles.”

A Coast Guard spokesperson said they were still analyzing the spot where he fell and determining whether it was a single object or several. Despite international sanctions for its banned weapons programs. Pyongyang has already fired two missiles, presented as hypersonic, since the beginning of the year. A first on January 5 and a second on the 11th.

The United States accused of worsening the situation

The second test, overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, resulted in US sanctions against five people linked to the North Korean ballistics program. The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea then accused the United States of having “intentionally aggravated” the situation.

If “the United States adopts such a confrontational attitude, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) will be forced to react stronger and more certain,” the spokesperson said, according to the official KCNA news agency. .

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