North Korea launched a suspected ballistic missile early on Wednesday, the Japanese prime minister’s workplace mentioned, and South Korea’s Yonhap news company mentioned the projectile landed within the sea.
Citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Yonhap reported the missile had been launched into the ocean between the Korean peninsula and Japan. It didn’t present extra particulars.
The obvious missile firing comes practically per week after North Korea examined its newest Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile, a launch Pyongyang mentioned was a warning to the United States and different adversaries.
Wednesday’s launch got here a day after a U.S. nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine visited South Korea for the primary time because the Nineteen Eighties.
Also on Tuesday, a U.S. soldier dealing with disciplinary motion fled throughout the inter-Korean border into North Korea. The soldier is believed to be in U.S. custody, Washington mentioned, making a contemporary disaster between the 2 adversaries.