November 29, 2022

North Korea launched one short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) towards the East Sea on Wednesday, South Korea’s army stated.

The Joint Chiefs of Workers (JCS) stated it detected the launch from an space in or round Sukchon, South Pyongan Province, at round 3:31 p.m.

The North’s newest provocation got here as ballots are being counted within the U.S. mid-term elections. The South’s army has been staging computer-simulated Taegeuk drills since Monday.

Pyongyang launched 35 missiles into the East and Yellow Seas between final Wednesday and Saturday in protest towards an large mixed air train of the U.S. and South Korea, known as Vigilant Storm.

The JCS stated the most recent missile flew 290 km at apogee of 30 km at prime velocity of Mach 6 and struck an uninhabited island in waters off the coast of the North’s South Hamgyong Province.

The missile is assumed to be one among Pyongyang’s new SRBMs, akin to KN-23 or KN-24, based on protection authorities.

The JCS stated it detected a number of North Korean warplanes flying across the missile’s impression space and is analyzing whether or not the air drill was associated to the missile launch.

“South Korea and the US held a joint assembly and intently shared particulars of the state of affairs after North Korea fired a ballistic missile and reaffirmed to strengthen the joint protection posture towards North Korea’s threats and provocations,” the JCS stated.

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“A sequence of North Korean ballistic missile launches is a grave act of provocation that harms peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the worldwide group, and a transparent violation of the United Nations Safety Council Resolutions,” the JCS added, calling on Pyongyang to cease such destabilizing acts.