North Korea launches ‘unidentified projectile’ — Analysis

North Korea launched a suspected ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan on Saturday morning – the ninth such missile test this year – according to the governments of Japan and South Korea.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), announced the launch via a message sent to journalists. The Japanese Prime Minister’s Office then confirmedLaunch on social media

Saturday’s launch was North Korea’s ninth missile test this year. Last Sunday saw a North Korean missile launch toward the Sea of Japan. Seven missile launches were also recorded during January.

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Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, warned North Korea in February that their January 30 launch of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Hwasong-12 (IRBM), Hwasong-12 missile toward the Sea of Japan was a violation of international law.

The launch “a clear violation of Security Council resolutions,” Guterres’ spokesperson said it was “of great concern that the DPRK has again disregarded any consideration for international flight or maritime safety”Appelled on the nation to stop “any further counterproductive actions.”

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