The fact that North Korea has launched a missile as a test during the month of January is something unusual, since at that time the North Korean People's Army is conducting winter maneuvers.
North Korea launched a test projectile into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in both Koreas) that the South Korean military considers to be a ballistic missile.
The southern Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) initially reported that the North launched an "unidentified projectile" and minutes later sent a statement stating that "North Korea launched a projectile believed to be a ballistic missile from within of the country in the direction of the East Sea at 23.10 GMT on Tuesday".
The text adds that the southern army is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with US forces.
For its part, the Japanese government has also indicated that it believes that what Pyongyang launched today is a ballistic missile.
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United Nations Security Council resolutions passed since 2006 sanction the development and use of ballistic missile technology by the North Korean regime.
It is the first projectile fired by North Korea, which technically is still at war with the South since the conflict that faced them in 1950 and 1953 was only sealed with a ceasefire, since it launched a submarine ballistic missile (SLBM ) in October of last year.
In turn, the fact that North Korea has launched a missile as a test during the month of January is something unusual, since at that time the North Korean People's Army is conducting winter maneuvers.
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