North Korea launches ballistic missile, says Yonhap news agency

(AFP).-North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile on Sundaythe latest in a series of releases from Pyongyang as South Korea conducts joint military exercisesreported the Yonhap news agency.

North Korea fires ballistic missile” into the Sea of ​​JapanYonhap reported, citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He launch came just days after Pyongyang tested its largest and most powerful intercontinental ballistic missilethe Hwasong-17.

The United States and South Korea have stepped up security cooperation in the face of growing military and nuclear threats from the North, which has conducted numerous tests of proscribed weapons in recent months.

The joint military exercises between Washington and Seoulcalled Shield of Liberty, started on monday and will extend for 10 days.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol traveled to Japan on Thursday to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida seeking to strengthen relations in the face of growing North Korean aggressiveness.

North Korea declared itself an “irreversible” nuclear power last year, and the leader Kim Jong Un recently called for an “exponential” increase in weapons production, including nuclear weapons. tactical.

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