North Korea's missile provocations continue.
Two days after firing a medium-range missile, another ballistic missile was fired today (the 6th).
It was aimed at the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Reagan, which returned to the East Sea after North Korea's intermediate-range missile provocation.
Reporter Kim Hyung-rae reports.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea this morning.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff said, "North Korea has launched an unknown ballistic missile into the East Sea."
It was the second provocation two days after the launch of an estimated 'Hwasong 12' medium-range ballistic missile over Japan from the Mupyong-ri area of Jagang Province on the 4th.
North Korea's missile launch is a strong reaction against the return of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to the waters of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea's foreign ministry said in an official statement early this morning that "the United States has re-introduced an aircraft carrier strike group into the waters of the Korean Peninsula" and "creates a serious threat to political stability."
The Ronald Reagan, which left our waters after completing the ROK-U.S. joint naval exercise, returned to our waters in response to North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile the other day.
The USS Ronald Reagan will also participate in the joint South Korea-U.S.-Japan joint exercise today.
North Korea's armed provocation is the 24th this year, with 22 ballistic missiles and 2 cruise missiles.