South Korea is worried.

This Friday, the South Korean army indicated that an "unidentified ballistic missile" had been fired into the East Sea [or Sea of ​​Japan, Ed.] by North Korea.

The launch comes after a year of unprecedented weapons testing by North Korea, including the launch of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in November.

Earlier in the week, leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, also insisted the North had developed advanced technologies to take images from space using a satellite. spy.

His reaction follows taunts from some pundits downplaying the quality of photos believed to have been taken during a launch this weekend.

Joint counter-offensive

The United States and South Korea have been warning for months that Pyongyang is about to carry out its seventh nuclear test.

The two countries held a joint air exercise on Tuesday and deployed a US B-52H strategic bomber to the Korean Peninsula, the Southern Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The long-range heavy bomber was part of an exercise that included the most advanced military aircraft from the United States and South Korea, including the F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters.

Friday's launch came hours after the White House said Pyongyang had delivered weapons to Russian private military group Wagner.


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