North Korea fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) towards the East Sea on Sunday (January 14, 2024), South Korean officers stated.
It is the primary missile launched by North Korea within the new 12 months.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) informed Yonhap information company it detected the launch from an space in or round Pyongyang at about 2:55 p.m., with out offering additional particulars, pending an evaluation.
“While sharing info associated to the launched ‘North Korean missile’ with U.S. and Japanese authorities, our army is sustaining a full readiness posture,” the JCS stated in a textual content message despatched to reporters as quoted by the Southern Korean information company.
Interestingly, IRBM places the US territory of Guam throughout the vary in case it’s fired from Pyongyang.
The missile has a variety of as much as 5,500 kilometres.