North Korea fired possible ballistic missile amid deadlocked nuclear talks | Inquirer News

North Korea fired possible ballistic missile amid deadlocked nuclear talks

/ 12:55 PM September 15, 2021

North Korea fired possible ballistic missile amid deadlocked nuclear talks

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva on October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Picture

SEOUL North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Wednesday, days after testing a long-range cruise missile.

Japan’s Coast Guard also said an object that could be a ballistic missile was fired from North Korea.

ADVERTISEMENT

Both the South Korean military and the Japanese Coast Guard gave no details.

FEATURED STORIES

The launch came after North Korea said it successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile last weekend, calling it “a strategic weapon of great significance.” Analysts say the missile could be the country’s first such weapon with a nuclear capability.

Pyongyang has been steadily developing its weapons program amid a standoff over talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in return for U.S. sanctions relief. The negotiations have stalled since 2019.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Missile, North korea, nuke

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.