MADRID, 17 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, on Thursday in response to increased US and South Korean military activities in the region.
As detailed by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pyongyang has fired its first missile in more than eight days, when at the beginning of November it launched a hundred projectiles, one of which crossed the maritime demarcation that separates the two Koreas by first time since the war in the 1950s, Yonhap has reported.
The launch came two hours after North Korea warned that it would take "fiercer" military action if the United States sticks to "its campaign to strengthen deterrence extended to its regional allies."
This new test by Pyongyang further escalates tensions in the region after North Korea has launched dozens of ballistic missiles in recent weeks in tests prohibited by UN Security Council resolutions, in response to military maneuvers. American-Korean forces that he considers an invasion rehearsal.
The United States, as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), have shared their evidence that it is "probable" that North Korea will carry out a test with nuclear missiles, the first since 2017, after having observed an escalation of tension in recent weeks.