N. Korea Fires Apparent Ballistic Missile Toward East Sea

N. Korea Fires Apparent Ballistic Missile Toward East Sea

Andrew H. Sweet

In cooperation with the U.S., the South Korean military is closely monitoring North Korean military movements and maintaining a firm readiness posture. The latest launch came as the U.N. Security Council convened a closed-door session on Pyongyang's self-proclaimed hypersonic missile on Wednesday last week.

Shortly before the session, the U.S. and five other countries issued a joint statement calling on the North to refrain from "destabilizing" actions, abandon its ballistic missile programs and engage in "meaningful" dialogue toward denuclearization.

Seoul officials, meanwhile, dismissed North Korea's advanced missile claim as "exaggerated," saying the North has yet to secure technologies for such a weapon.

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