North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile on Wednesday, South Korea’s media said, citing military authorities.
“The missile flew eastward and the South Korean military is analyzing details with the U.S.,” Yonhap News Agency reported.
There have been signs that indicated the Kim Jong Un’s regime was planning a missile launch in recent days. Japan’s Kyodo News reported on Monday that Japanese government detected radio signals that indicated a possible missile test in the near future.
North Korea last fired a missile on Sept. 15 that flew over Japan’s Hokkaido Island before splashing into the Pacific ocean.
Diplomatic constraints have failed to halt North Korea’s belligerence, with the country forging ahead with military tests despite successive rounds of United Nations sanctions targeting the country’s economy.
Donald Trump has returned rhetorical fire, repeatedly threatening North Korea with military force — a warning his top aides have echoed — and mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man”.
North Korea has called Mr Trump’s threats of a military response tantamount to a declaration of war. The President drew a rare personal rebuke from Kim Jong Un himself, who called Mr Trump a “mentally deranged US dotard”.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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