North Korea tests first missile this year – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – SEUL, 05 January – North Korea throws an “unidentified bullet” into the sea. This was announced by the South Korean military. This is the first test conducted by Pyongyang in the new year. Seoul’s top officials said in a statement that the shooting took place in the sea east of the Korean Peninsula.

In 2021, North Korea said it had successfully tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, long-range cruise missile, launched weapon and hypersonic warhead. The new test comes after Pyongyang did not respond to Washington’s proposal to meet with US officials for talks. At an important meeting of the ruling party last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his desire to strengthen his country’s military capabilities, which are still under international sanctions. Negotiations with the United States stalled in 2019 following the failure of a meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump. Since Joe Biden took office a year ago, the United States has repeatedly announced its intention to meet with North Korean officials, but Pyongyang has so far turned down the offer. (Handle).

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