North Korea has fired a ballistic missile ahead of the joint military exercises announced by South Korea and the United States. The missile was fired after North Korea warned to stop joint exercises.
South Korea’s military says it has detected that North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its west coast.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was fired from near the western coastal city of Nampo at around 6:20 p.m. Thursday, but it was not immediately clear how far the missile flew. .
North Korea’s ‘retaliatory strike’ on US move
The move comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s influential sister, Kim Yo-jong, warned on Tuesday. The warning said that his country was against the US and South Korea "Ready to take “quick and forceful action”.
The US and South Korea will hold large-scale military exercises for at least 10 days starting March 13. "”Freedom Shield” is called the exercise.