North Korea dares US, China, ‘fires suspected ballistic missile into sea’

North Korea dares US, China, ‘fires suspected ballistic missile into sea’

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, a news report said, hours after the US and China announced they will work together to try to prevent North Korea from enhancing its nuclear weapons programme.

A projectile believed to be a ballistic missile flew into waters off the North’s east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military official.

South Korea’s defence ministry said it could not immediately confirm the Yonhap report. The launch, if confirmed, is the latest in a series of weapons launches the North has carried out in an apparent response to going military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea views the drills as an invasion rehearsal.

This year’s drills, set to run until late April, are the biggest yet, and come after North Korea’s nuclear test and long-range rocket test earlier this year. Read more

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