© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters at the Gijungdong propaganda village in North Korea, in this photo taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas, South Korea, July 19, 2022. REUTER
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday, following a joint South Korean-US missile exercise and the return of a US aircraft carrier in the region in response to recent missile tests. of North Korea.
The missile launch was the sixth in 12 days and the first since North Korea fired a medium-range missile at Japan on Tuesday.
The Japan Coast Guard said North Korea may have also fired a second missile, adding that they appeared to have landed.
On Thursday alone, North Korea condemned the United States for relocating an American aircraft carrier in waters off the Korean peninsula. The move poses a “serious threat” to stability in the region, it said in a statement by the reclusive nation’s foreign ministry.