North Korea: Kim-Jong-un fires missile again amid US-South Korea maneuvers

North Korea: North Korea on Sunday launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea. This is being seen as a response to joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea has ramped up its testing activities in recent days. Seoul’s military said it was North Korea’s fourth show of force in the past week. 

South Korea’s ‘Joint Chiefs of Staff’ In a statement, the missile fired from North Korea’s northwestern region fell into the waters off the country’s east coast. The missile covered a distance of 800 km (500 mi). It was said that the South Korean army has increased vigilance and is maintaining close coordination with the US. Earlier, Japan’s Defense Ministry also claimed that North Korea fired a suspected missile on Sunday morning. 

North Korea views military drills as an attack 

North Korea has reacted many times before regarding joint military exercises between America and South Korea. North Korea sees such military exercises as preparation for an attack. North Korea says that this military exercise is an attempt to spread panic, such activities are going on to provoke us. 

What the US and South Korea said 

Significantly, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol had just arrived on Japan tour. Where he met the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida. This was the first time in the last 12 years that the leaders of the two countries met. There is tension between the two countries since the Second World War. In such a situation, many meanings were derived from this meeting. 

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