The Japanese Coast Guard said North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its border. It was recommended that ships should not come near suspicious objects that have fallen into the sea.
/Jung Yon-j /AFP
The Japanese government confirmed that the rocket was fired by DPRK’s armed forces, but the incident did not affect Japan’s security in any way because the missile was too far from its shores.
“The launched rocket did not cross the outer border of regional waters or Japan’s exclusive economic zone” – emphasized in a press release issued in Tokyo. According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the launched object may be a ballistic missile.
The commanders-in-chief of the South Korean College Armed Forces also announced the launch of an “unidentified missile” off the east coast of North Korea.
This is another ballistic test carried out by the Pyongyang regime in recent days.
Over the weekend, North Korea launched two short-range missiles. The missile test came shortly after DPRK officials announced that they would not hold talks with US officials until sanctions were lifted, as the world media had insisted. The administration of President Joe Biden had previously sent signals that it wanted to be contacted, but Pyongyang ignored those efforts.
Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea have stalled since the failure of a summit in February 2019 attended by then US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
After taking office, Joe Biden ordered a detailed study of US policy against the North Korean regime to identify all possible options in the face of North Korea’s growing threat.