North Korea has launched what appears to be a short-range missile, according to South Korea’s military, but the event is still being analyzed. It marks the first missile launch in nearly 1.5 year.
The missile was launched at 9:06 a.m. local time on Saturday from a site near Wonsan in Gangwon province. It flew towards the east, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
While initially described as a short-range missile, the event is still being analyzed.
Nonetheless, it is the first time since November 2017 that North Korea has launched a missile. The situation on the Korean Peninsula significantly improved during that time, and the fact that no missiles were being launched was often cited as an example of the improving atmosphere.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Vietnam at the end of February, but the talks ended abruptly when the U.S. refused to lift sanctions. Ever since, North Korea has become more critical of the U.S. and the South, warning that the situation could worsen.
This is still a developing story.
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