North Korea launches an unnamed projectile into the Sea of Japan.
South Korean military authorities say North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the Sea of Japan early Tuesday morning.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea stated the projectile was launched eastward from an inland area at 6:40 a.m. local time, but did not say if it was a ballistic missile.
According to the South Korean military, “our military is actively watching the associated activities in collaboration with the US and keeping a ready posture in anticipation for additional launches.”
The launch took place while North Korea’s UN ambassador, Kim Song, spoke to the UN General Assembly, calling for an end to the United States’ “hostile policy” against North Korea and criticising recent joint military drills between the US and South Korea.
“Successive US administrations have frequently stated, both verbally and in writing, that they have no hostile intents toward the DPRK and have advocated engagement with us,” Kim said. “However, as can be seen in fact, all of those were just flowery words used to hide their hostile policy.”
Kim Yo-jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-sister, un’s also indicated three days ago that North Korea may proclaim a formal end to the Korean War and explore the idea of a meeting on condition that Seoul and the US stop their hostilities.
North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles earlier this month that travelled a distance of roughly 500 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 37 miles.
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