Around 24 hours after the last test, North Korea fired another potentially nuclear-capable missile into the sea, apparently falling on Japanese territory. Prime Minister Kishida speaks of "unacceptable" provocations.
According to the South Korean military, North Korea has apparently fired another nuclear-capable missile with a range of several thousand kilometers. The military on Friday detected the launch of a ballistic missile in North Korea, which flew in the direction of the Sea of Japan (Korean: East Sea), said the general staff in the South Korean capital Seoul.
UN resolutions prohibit the self-declared nuclear power North Korea from testing ballistic missiles of any range, which, depending on the design, can carry one or more nuclear warheads. ICBMs include missiles with a range of at least 5500 kilometers. The development of long-range strategic missiles is particularly aimed at the United States, which Pyongyang accuses of hostile policies. South Korea's military assumes that the foreclosed neighboring country last shot down an ICBM in early November. At that time, problems were said to have arisen after the start phase. According to the Tokyo government, the missile disappeared from radar over the Sea of Japan.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are currently increasing again significantly. Despite international criticism, North Korea has carried out missile tests at an unusually high frequency since the end of September. According to South Korean information, the country fired another short-range missile on Thursday.