North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile toward the Yellow Sea, one week before joint military military exercises between the US and South Korea.
North Korea fires short-range missile toward Yellow Sea
North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile toward the Yellow Sea, located between China and the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s military says.
The launch follows a statement on Tuesday by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong-un, that any move to shoot down one of North Korea’s test missiles would be considered a declaration of war.
The missile was fired at 6.20pm on Thursday from around Nampo, North Korea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
On Tuesday, North Korea blamed a joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea for growing tensions, state media KCNA said.