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North advances joint US-South Korean military exercise, ballistic missile test

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The missile test took place as the US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived.
The South Korean military did not immediately release further details of the missile.
North Korea ramped up its missile testing activities at a record pace in 2022.

Seoul. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into its eastern seas on Sunday. Its missile test has raised tensions in the region as a US aircraft carrier heads to South Korea for joint military exercises in response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile, launched from Taekwon city in western North Korea, passed through the country before falling into the sea off the east coast of North Korea. The South Korean military did not immediately release further details of the missile.

According to news from the AP news agency, it was not even said what type of missile it was or how far it had flown. North Korea ramped up its missile testing activities at a record pace in 2022. Since 2017, it has tested more than 30 ballistic weapons, including the first intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea continues to increase its military capabilities amid a longstanding stalemate in nuclear diplomacy.

This missile test took place at the time of the arrival of the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Who arrived for a joint military exercise with South Korea. Whose goal is to show its strength in the face of growing threats from North Korea. While Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a statement that Tokyo was working diligently to gather information on North Korean missiles and to verify the safety of ships and planes. However, no damage was immediately reported.

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Significantly, US Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to South Korea next week after attending the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. In which the ever-increasing nuclear threat from North Korea should also be a major agenda.

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