South Korea and Japan: Pyongyang has launched a new ballistic missile

South Korea and Japan said Wednesday that Pyongyang had launched a new missile believed to be ballistic.

The South Korean military said the North launched a ballistic missile off its east coast, while Japanese border guards said North Korea launched what was believed to be a ballistic missile.

According to reports from the South Korean army, North Korea has launched at least one ballistic missile in the last test of Pyongyang, after a launch record earlier this month.

“North Korea has launched an unidentified ballistic missile towards the East Sea,” also known as the Sea of ​​Japan, the joint army chiefs of staff in Seoul said.

Japan also confirmed the launch, with the government tweeting that Pyongyang had “launched what it suspected was a ballistic missile.”

The launch comes as the United States counts the votes in the mid-term elections, which the Seoul intelligence agency had warned in earlier would have been an appropriate time for Kim Jong Un to lead a test long-awaited nuclear power.

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