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North Korea launch ‘at least one possible ballistic missile’ into Sea of Japan

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North Korea has launched at least one 'possible ballistic missile' into the Sea of Japan today, according to reports in South Korea and Japan.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed in a statement to reporters in the country that the North launched at least one "unidentified projectile" from its east coast.

The South Korean military are said to be analysing the altitude of the projectile to work out exactly where it was fired from.

The Japanese Government has also confirmed the launch, and said that it appeared to be a ballistic missile. They added that it was "unlikely" that it had entered their territorial waters.

Incredibly, whilst this was happening North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly that Kim Jong-un's rogue nation has a 'right' to test weapons.

Speaking at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York, Kim Seong also ranted against the US, explaining that their hostility forces the North to arm itself.

He said: "We are not hostile to the United States because we have nuclear weapons, but because the United States, the world's largest nuclear power, is hostile to us, so that we have it.

"The root of the vicious cycle of constant tension and confrontation is the US hostile policy toward the DPRK."

This comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong-un launched two other ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, narrowly falling short of Japan's territorial waters.

At the time, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said: "The missile launch is an outrageous violation of UN resolutions."

No ships or aircraft were damaged.

North Korea later released images of these missiles being launched.

They were published by Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper and propaganda mouthpiece of Kim Jong-un's ruling party, and were accompanied by a statement.

It read: "The regiment finished rapid movement and deployment according to the norm of the operation and action procedures of the railway-borne missile system, and accurately struck the target in the East Sea of Korea according to the firepower mission.

"The railway-borne missile system serves as an efficient counter-strike means capable of dealing a harsh multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces through separate performances of firepower duty in different parts of the country."

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