“AOur armed forces have detected what is believed to be a long-range ballistic missile launched from the Pyongyang area into the East Sea [nome dado ao mar do Japão nas duas Coreias] at around 8:24 am” (11:24 pm on Sunday in Lisbon), the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff declared in a statement.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed the time of the launch and added that the missile landed at around 9:37 am (00:37 in Lisbon) outside the country’s special economic zone, 250 kilometers west of the island of Okushiri, near Hokkaido (north). , according to Japanese state broadcaster NHK.
The duration of the flight coincides with previous launches of this type of missile by Pyongyang and with the curved trajectory used to test this type of missile.
The launch comes after North Korea launched another short-range ballistic missile on Sunday and marks the 27th weapons test recorded by Pyongyang this year alone.
The shooting also comes three days after South Korea’s deputy national security advisor, Kim Tae-hyo, stated that signs had been detected that Kim Jong-un’s regime could launch an ICBM in the next days.
The last ICBM Pyongyang tested was launched in July, when it fired a Hwasong-18 solid-fuel projectile from the outskirts of the North Korean capital.
With this launch, the regime reached a record of five intercontinental missiles launched this year.
This latest North Korean action also comes after Pyongyang announced, on November 23, the cancellation of the application of a military treaty with Seoul, signed in 2018 to reduce tension in border areas.
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