NK carries out its third missile test in a week after new US sanctions

North Korea on Friday fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the US for its continuing test launches.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles came from an inland area in western North Pyongan province.

Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Defense Ministry also detected the launch, while its coast guard urged vessels to pay attention to falling objects.

Hours earlier, North Korea issued a statement berating the Biden administration for imposing fresh sanctions over its missile tests and warned of stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its ‘confrontational stance.’

Hypersonic missiles are listed among the ‘top priority’ tasks for strategic weapons development in North Korea’s five-year plan. Pictured: A purported test launch of a hypersonic missile on January 11, 2022 in North Korea

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