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North Korea launches another ballistic missile

The missile fell outside the territorial waters of Japan.

North Korea launches another ballistic missile
Photo: EPA/UPG

On 12 May, North Korea launched yet another ballistic missile from its coast. This information was confirmed by Japan and South Korea, according to Reuters.

The launch became sixteenth in a row known this year. The ballistic missile was launched a few hours after North Korea first recognized the presence of a COVID-19 on its territory and called it “the most emergency situation”, declaring national isolation.

Japan claims the missile fell outside its territorial waters. It was probably launched from a submarine, just like the previous time.

Last month, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised to accelerate the build-up of a nuclear arsenal over a stalemate in talks with the United States on the renunciation of nuclear weapons.

Previously, North Korea launched a ballistic missile on 7 May. The South Korean military says North Korea has used a short-range ballistic missile.

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