North Korea has carried out several missile tests in September 2021, including this launch of a new type of long-range cruise missile SEOUL – Nuclear-armed North Korea fired an ‘unidentified projectile’ into the sea off its east coast, the South’s military said Tuesday. No further details were immediately available from the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. A Japanese defence ministry spokesman told AFP on condition of anonymity that the projectile “appears to be a ballistic missile”. The launch is the latest in a series of mixed messages from the North, coming days after leader Kim Jong Un’s influential sister Kim Yo Jong, a key adviser to her brother, dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit. But she insisted that “impartiality” and mutual respect would be required, calling for the South to “stop spouting an impudent remark”. She condemned as “double standards” Southern and US criticism of the North’s military developments, while the allies build up their own capacities. In recent days, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has only months left in office, reiterated at the UN General Assembly his longstanding calls for a formal declaration of an end to the Korean War. The North invaded the South in 1950… Read full this story
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