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North Korea fires suspected missile into sea off its east coast

North Korea launched a suspicious ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday, South Korean and Japanese officials said in an apparent eighth round of North Korean weapons tests so far this year. South Korea’s chief of staff said the launch was carried out without elaborating. The Japanese Defense Ministry also said that North Korea had launched a possible ballistic missile. A maritime safety warning from the Japan Coast Guard said “an object possibly a ballistic missile” was launched from North Korea and most likely landed at sea. Boats in the area were warned to stay away from objects that may have fallen from the air and report them to the authorities. North Korea last month conducted seven rounds of missile tests in what some experts called an effort to perfect its weapons technology and pressure the Biden government to make concessions such as exemption from financial sanctions. North Korea later suspended testing activities after the start of the Winter Olympics in China, which is its last major ally and financial pipeline. Some experts had predicted that North Korea would resume testing and possibly launch larger weapons after the Olympics.

North Korea launched a suspicious ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday, South Korean and Japanese officials said in an apparent eighth round of North Korean weapons tests so far this year.

South Korea’s chief of staff said the launch was not immediately clear. The Japanese Defense Ministry also said that North Korea had launched a possible ballistic missile.

A maritime safety warning from the Japanese Coast Guard said “an object possibly a ballistic missile” was launched from North Korea and most likely landed at sea. Boats in the area were warned to stay away from objects that may have fallen from the air and report them to the authorities.

North Korea last month conducted seven rounds of missile tests in what some experts called an effort to perfect its weapons technology and push the Biden government to make concessions, such as a waiver of economic sanctions.

North Korea later suspended testing activities after the start of the Winter Olympics in China, which is its last major ally and financial pipeline. Some experts had predicted that North Korea would resume testing and possibly launch larger weapons after the Olympics.

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