This was the country’s third missile test in a week and a half.
North Korea state media confirmed the country tested missiles on Friday. It was the country’s third missile test in a week and a half, and it took place just hours after North Korea had called the latest U.S. sanctions a “provocation”.
According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, two ballistic missiles were fired from the train.
South Korean authorities said they spotted the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday afternoon.
A previous North Korean-confirmed missile test took place on Tuesday. At the time, the country said it had tested a hypersonic missile, at least five times the speed of sound, as in the previous week.
Tuesday following a second test, the United States announced new sanctions against five people involved in North Korea’s ballistic missile program. The North Korean leadership, for its part, vowed that the country would not relinquish its right to defend itself.
North Korea has taken strides in developing its weapons technology from its current leader Kim Jong-unin during a ten-year reign, but has been subject to international sanctions for its efforts.
“Everything in this experiment is a reminder that North Korea is fully involved in the new military modernization campaign,” an expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace incubator commented on Tuesday. Ankit Panda On Twitter.
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