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Sport: Northern Korea has made a new missile shot, the sixth since the beginning of the year

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year

  N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea's military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border closures. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North likely fired two ballistic missiles from an area in Sunan, the location of Pyongyang'sSouth Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North likely fired two ballistic missiles from an area in Sunan, the location of Pyongyang's international airport, but didn't immediately say how far they flew.

Pyongyang had no longer conducted testing at such a frequency since 2019 and the failure of negotiations between Kim Jong- one and Donald Trump.

  La Corée du Nord a procédé à un nouveau tir de missile, le sixième depuis le début de l'année © Provided by FranceInfo

North Korea pulled "a non- projectile identified" in the Sea of ​​Japan, announced the staff of South Korea, Thursday, January 27. The recovery of pyongyang ballistic tests is confirmed: it is the sixth shot since the beginning of the year 2022, an unprecedented activity over a month since 2019 and the failure of the negotiations between the North Korean President, Kim Jong-one, and Donald Trump, then President of the United States.

Tuesday, North Korea had carried out two cruise missile tests, according to Seoul, which does not fall under the current sanctions of the United Nations. Northern Korea also stated that he has tested hypersonic missiles on January 5 and 11 and the Balistic missiles on January 14 and 17, prohibited by the United Nations. In response, the UN Security Council met and the United States imposed new sanctions.

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Video: Why does Northern Korea multiply missile shots at the beginning of the year? (France 24)

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Pyongyang has not tested intercontinental ballistic missiles or nuclear weapons since the dialogue with Washington. But the country suggested that it could resume its nuclear tests and long-range weapons, paused from a self-imposed moratorium in 2017.

These tests intervene in a delicate period for the region: China, the only allied Major of the North Korean regime, hosts the Olympic Winter Games in February and South Korea holds a presidential election in March. Pyongyang is preparing to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of the deceased Kim Jong-he, in February, then the 110th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung, the founding leader of the country in April.

North Korea says it has tested long-range cruise missiles .
© North Korean tests this week included long-range cruise missiles and short-range ballistic missiles, according to a media. State Friday after a record number of launches since the beginning of the year. The Kim Jong leader has also visited a weapon plant, according to the KCNA Official News Agency, a week after Pyongyang had threatened to resume long-range nuclear and ballistic trials, paused from an auto moratorium -imposed in 2017.

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