January 11, 2022 10:56
North Korea fired another missile into the East sea on early Tuesday morning, military authorities here said. The launch comes less than a week after it fired what it claimed was a hypersonic missile last week.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff here said they detected the launch at 7:27 a.m., and are analyzing it in cooperation with the U.S.
The launch came only a day after UN Security Council on Monday discussed a fresh round of sanctions against North Korea for test-launching a supposed hypersonic missile on Jan. 5. It reviewed whether the North violated UNSC resolutions banning the launch of all kinds of ballistic missiles.
But permanent members China and Russia are indifferent to further sanctions against the isolated regime.
The South Korean government has claimed that the North Korean threat is "overblown." The Defense Ministry here said last Friday, "The North's claim about a 'hypersonic' gliding warhead having made a 120 km lateral flight distance and hit a target 700 km away is overblown."
Seoul claimed this was not in fact a missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) but a ballistic missile with a maneuverable reentry vehicle (MaRV).
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