North Korea fires MISSILE at Sea of ​​Japan Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises global tensions

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires MISSILE at Sea of ​​Japan: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises global tensions

  • North Korea fired an unidentified projectile eastward, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Sunday.
  • This will likely be the last missile launch by the nuclear-armed country
  • North Korea has resumed missile testing after a year-long self-imposed moratorium










North Korea fired an unidentified projectile east toward the Sea of ​​Japan, according to the South Korean military.

The launch came after North Korea conducted seven rounds of missile tests, including launching an intermediate-range ballistic missile launch on Jan. 30.

The Sunday morning launch would be the Kim Jong-un regime’s eighth show of force this year.

This photo released last month by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency shows a rail missile regiment firing exercise taking place in North Pyongan province.

Pedestrians walk past a screen displaying a map explaining North Korea's missile launch from the country's land into the Sea of ​​Japan (File photo from September 2021)

Pedestrians walk past a screen displaying a map explaining North Korea’s missile launch from the country’s land into the Sea of ​​Japan (File photo from September 2021)

Sunday morning's launch would be Kim Jong-un's regime's eighth show of force this year

Sunday morning’s launch would be Kim Jong-un’s regime’s eighth show of force this year

Last month, North Korea said it was lifting its years-long self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile testing, suggesting it may engage in other provocative moves down the road. .

Pyongyang’s continued slashing comes amid a stalemate in nuclear talks with Washington.

Sunday’s launch comes a month after North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile, the largest weapon fired since 2017, in a test that capped a record month of missile launches mostly at short range in January.

As denuclearization talks with the United States have stalled, North Korea has suggested it could resume testing of its longer-range missiles or even nuclear weapons.

North Korea is testing what appears to be a Hwasong-12 intermediate and long range ballistic missile test.  Photographed here in 2017

North Korea is testing what appears to be a Hwasong-12 intermediate and long range ballistic missile test. Photographed here in 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes state media reports of a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea last month

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes state media reports of a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea last month

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