One third test different. North Korea fires two missiles from a train

North Korea fired two short-range missiles from a train on Friday, according to reports media state Saturday Experience with the third weapon Since the beginning of the year, despite the new American sanctions.

The official Northern news agency stated that i test were carried out “to verify and evaluate the control over the working procedures of the railway regiment”.

Friday’s launch came after Washington’s decision on Wednesday to impose new financial sanctions on five North Koreans following previous test missile missiles presented as hypersonic.

The Korean central news agency said the missile launch, which took place on Friday, “has shown high maneuverability and a high success rate”. The agency added that talks were held on the “creation of a rail missile operating system in all over the country “.

The heads of the Joint Chiefs of South Korean staff said the two launches occurred at 1441 and 14:52 local time (5.41 and 5.52 GMT) and that the two missiles traveled 432km at an altitude of 36km towards East Korea. peninsula.

This was the third test of North Korea’s arms this month, after two test of successful hypersonic missiles, according to Pyongyang, the first on January 5 and the second under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un personally on January 11.

In response, the United States imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang this week and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said North Korea is likely trying to “get attention” with a series of missile launches.

Pyongyang accused the United States of “deliberately” aggravating the situation. Dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington is still stalled after talks between Kim and former US President Donald Trump failed in 2019.

North Korea first launched a missile from a train in September 2021.

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