North Korea launches another missile into sea amid US-South Korea military drills

north korea launches another missile into sea amid us-south korea military drills

Seoul: North Korea launched a suspected missile towards the sea on Sunday, according to its neighbours, as the North speeds up testing in reaction to US-South Korean military games that it sees as a rehearsal for an invasion, AP reported.

According to Japan’s Defense Ministry and coast guard, a North Korean missile was fired Sunday morning. They did not provide any other information.

The South Korean military said as reported by the Yonhap news agency, North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters. On Sunday, calls to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South were not returned for comment.

If confirmed, the launch would be the North’s third round of missile tests since the US and South Korean forces began joint military exercises last week.

The North sees the drills as a practice for an invasion, despite the fact that the US and South Korea have consistently said that their training is defensive in nature.

The most recent US-South Korean exercises, which involve computer simulations and outdoor exercises, are scheduled to last until Thursday.

North Korea just launched its longest-range Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile, which is aimed to target the US mainland. According to North Korean state media, the Missile launch was intended to “strike dread into the adversaries.”

North Korea, earlier this week, also launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) just hours before South Korean and Japanese leaders were set to meet for historic negotiations.

It flew around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) and landed in waters west of Japan.