provocative weapons experiment
Canadian Press – January 27, 2024 / 6:40pm | Story: 469494
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This undated photo provided by the North Korean government shows what is believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea.
South Korea’s military said Sunday that North Korea fired several cruise missiles from off the coast of its eastern military port in its latest weapons demonstration as tensions with the United States, South Korea and Japan deepen.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff did not immediately say how many missiles were fired or how far they flew. North Korea has previously tested cruise missiles from offshore facilities, but it was not immediately clear how the launches took place.
The launch was North Korea’s third known launch in 2024, following a cruise missile test on January 24 and the country’s first solid-fuel intermediate-range ballistic missile test on January 14. Ta.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen in recent months as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues to accelerate his weapons development and issue provocative threats of nuclear conflict with the United States and allies in Asia.
In response, the United States, South Korea, and Japan have expanded joint military exercises that Kim has described as rehearsals for invasion and strengthened a deterrence strategy built around nuclear-capable U.S. assets.