North Korea is increasing their testing of long-range weapons and missiles, as Russia launches nuclear-capable missiles at Ukraine. This raises fears that WW3 might break out.
Authorities claim that North Korea launched a suspected intercontinental missile toward the sea off its east coast today (March 24, 2018), which could have reached Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Initial statements by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff that it had detected an attempt to launch an missile were made by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “unidentified projectile”From the hermit country, which now believes that it is an intercontinental ballistic weapon
Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), is a missile that has a minimum range (5,500 km) and can be fired without fear of nuclear war.
The South Korean Ministry of Defence didn’t immediately confirm that the test was an ICBM test, as they have not been fired at full range since 2017.
It is the second North Korean missile to explode in mid-air, according to reports.
According to coast guard officials, the missile was launched into the sea about 170km offshore of the Japan coast.
Moon Jae-in, South Korean President, has called a meeting of the security council to discuss the missile launch.
Japan’s government reported the launch and suggested it could have been a ballistic missile.
Now, it claims the missile may not have landed in its EEZ. It is an area that lies outside of its territorial waters but falls under its jurisdiction.
North Korea launched a missile on March 16 that was believed to have exploded in the sky over Pyongyang. South Korea’s military confirmed that it happened after the missile was lifted off the ground. There were reports that North Korea was testing its largest yet-launched missile.
South Korea and the United States warned that North Korea could be preparing an intercontinental missile (ICBM), at full-range for the first time since 2017. This may possibly be in the guise launching a Satellite.
Thursday’s launch would mark at least the 13th North Korean ballistic missile launch this year. This unprecedented frequency has been condemned by the United States, South Korea, and Japan.
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United Nations Security Council resolutions have banned North Korea from launching ballistic missiles. They also imposed sanctions against the country for its weapons programs.
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