Pyongyang continues to chain military demonstrations. After what was identified as a ballistic missile test by Tokyo and Seoul on Wednesday, North Korea fired a sea-to-surface missile on Saturday. “North Korea has fired at least one projectile towards the East Sea”, also called the Sea of ​​Japan, announced the South Korean general staff.

According to the Japanese Coast Guard, citing their Ministry of Defense, Pyongyang launched an object “likely to be a ballistic missile”. “Our military detected around 2:07 p.m. that a short-range ballistic missile presumed to be an SLBM was fired from the sea off Sinpo, South Hamgyong,” said the South Korean army staff. in a press release. The firing is the 15th show of force for the nuclear-armed country this year.

This new shooting comes before the entry into office on Tuesday of the new South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol, favorable to the balance of power with the North. Friday evening, Washington had warned that North Korea risked carrying out a new nuclear test this month, for the first time since 2017.

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