SEOUL—North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile off its east coast on Saturday local time, Seoul’s military said, as Pyongyang continues its recent spree of weapons activity.
The type of weapon or other details about the timing and location of the launch weren’t immediately shared.
The Kim Jong Un regime has now conducted nine weapons tests this year, from self-proclaimed hypersonic weapons to missiles fired from a train. Before Saturday, North Korea had conducted its most-recent test just under a week ago on Feb. 27, launching a reconnaissance satellite into space—and such rocket technology closely mirrors what is used in long-range missiles.
Pyongyang’s ballistic-missile tests violated a raft of United Nations Security Council resolutions. But the Kim regime has claimed such activity is a sovereign right. Nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea remain gridlocked, with no formal negotiations having been held for more than two years.
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