(time.news) – North Korea has launched an unspecified ballistic missile towards waters off its east coast, according to the South Korean military and the Japanese government. “North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s office said in a tweet.
According to the Yonhap news agency, the South Korean military said the unspecified ballistic missile was launched towards the East Sea, as the Sea of Japan is also called.
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United Nations resolutions prohibit North Korea from testing ballistic missiles of any range, which – depending on their design – can also be equipped with a nuclear warhead.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is currently very tense. In recent weeks, nuclear-armed North Korea has conducted a series of missile tests. Observers fear that Pyongyang’s first nuclear test in years is imminent.