North Korea fires ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan
On Sunday, March 19, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. About it informs Yonhap agency, citing the South Korean military.
The range, altitude and speed of the missile are not yet known. The Japanese Coast Guard also announced that North Korea launched on Sunday. They urged the ships in the region not to approach them in the event of the discovery of fragments of ammunition, but to immediately contact the authorities, transmits TASS.
North Korea confirmed the launch of the Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on March 16. It was launched from the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang. This launch was the fourth in four days. North Korea has stepped up its missile tests amid South Korean-American exercises Freedom Shield. Pyongyang considers them “preparation for an aggressive war” against it.
On March 17, the North Korean leader announced that Pyongyang will continue to take action against the provocations of South Korea and the United States. He stressed that the DPRK is ready to respond “to nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons.”