Tensions Escalate: North Korea fires more missiles just days after new launch

NORTH Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile” which will raise fears of World War 3.

South Korea’s military chiefs said Kim Jong-un‘s hermit state fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, less than a week after the crackpot leader oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile. The projectile was fired at about 4.30 pm (7.30 GMT) from the northwest location of Sino-ri, towards the east, the South’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Last week, North Korea launched a number of rockets and at least one short-range missile from its east coast into the ocean, sharply raising tension on the Korean peninsula at a time of stalemate in talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

On Wednesday the hermit state lashed out at the United States and South Korea, saying last week’s strike drill was “regular and self-defensive” and rejecting claims it was an act of provocation.

South Korea responded to the action by calling for an end to acts that escalate military tension.

The area where Thursday’s projectile was launched is believed to be the site of a medium-range Rodong missile base on North Korea’s west coast, a Washington-based think tank, the Center for Stratetic International Studies, said.

aturday’s launch of a short-range missile from another east coast area was the North’s first test of a ballistic missile since it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017.

At that time, Kim declared its nuclear force was complete and extended an olive branch to the South and the US, holding two summit meetings with US President Donald Trump and three with the South Korean leader.

Tensions in the region had significantly improved during the period with no missile or nuclear tests being carried out.

President Trump and Kim met for talks in Vietnam at the end of February.

However, the talks collapsed when…

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