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North Korea: Army fires 'unidentified projectile'

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

The projectile was fired towards the east of the Korean peninsula, said the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea.

“One or several ballistic missiles”

Pyongyang fired two missiles, presented as being hypersonic by North Korea, a first on January 5 and a second on 11 January. The Japanese coast guard declared having detected “the launch at 11h55 (14h55 GMT) by North Korea of ​​what appears to be one or more ballistic missiles”.

A Coast Guard spokesman said they were still analyzing the place where he fell and determining if he was acted 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 11.

The United States accused of having aggravated the situation

The second test, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, led to American sanctions against five people linked to the program North Korean ballistics. The spokesperson for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry 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 in a stronger and more certain way,” the spokesperson said, according to the official KCNA news agency.