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North Korea launched another ballistic missile

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North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Japanese military said on Wednesday. The rocket fell into the sea outside Japan’s economic zone.

The ballistic missile launched on Wednesday morning is the twelfth this year. In recent days North Korea complained about military action USA accusing US spy planes of violating its airspace and denouncing a recent visit to South Korea by a US nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine.

North Korea missile launch (illustration photo)KCNA

This year, North Korea launched its first-ever solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and conducted an unsuccessful attempt to launch its first spy satellite on a new launch vehicle. United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from using ballistic missile technology, including satellite launches.

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Analysts say North Korea is preparing to host a parade of armed forces on the upcoming July 27 holiday commemorating the victory in the 1950-1953 Korean War over the United States, South Korea, and their allies.

Main photo source: KCNA

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