North Korea fired a missile into the Sea of ​​Japan again, the seventh so far this year


29 ene 2022 23:14 GMT

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the projectile flew 800 km in about 30 minutes and landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

Seoul detected a missile launch from North Korea’s Jagang Province in the early hours of Sunday morning. reach Chosun newspaper referring to the South Korean General Staff.

The missile was launched in the Sea of ​​Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. The type of projectile is still unknown and will be determined after the South Korean military analyzes its range, speed and flight altitude.

For his part, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that the projectile flew 800 kilometers in about 30 minutes and landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. He also stated that if it was a standard ballistic missile, it would have reached an altitude of 2,000 km, according to Japan Times.

On the occasion of this launch, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called on the National Security Council, reach Sanky.

This is the seventh launch of a ballistic missile by Pyongyang so far this year and the third this week, after Tuesday Two missiles were fired and Thursday that of the other two. This Friday, North Korea confirmed the last two tests and Hinge A long-range cruise missile and two surface-to-surface tactical missiles were tested on them. He confirmed that the cruise missiles hit a target at a distance of 1,800 km.

North Korea trials already entails The United States imposed new sanctions this month. The restrictive measures, aimed at preventing the advancement of the Asian country’s weapons programs, include six North Koreans, a Russian citizen, and a company from the Slavic country, which, according to Washington, is responsible for purchasing goods from Russia and China. for those programmes. From Pyongyang, they did not take long to promise to respond with “more force and security” to the new sanctions.

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