North Korea 'fired Unidentified Projectile': South Korean Army
Faizan Hashmi Published January 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Seoul, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Jan, 2022 ) :North Korea has fired an "unidentified projectile", South Korea's military said Monday, in what would be the nuclear-armed country's fourth weapons test this month.
The Japanese coastguard also confirmed the launch.
"North Korea appears to have launched a possible ballistic missile," a Coast Guard spokesman told AFP without giving details on a possible trajectory.
The launch would be Pyongyang's fourth weapons test so far this year.
North Korea has a "legitimate right" to self-defence, a foreign ministry spokesman told KCNA.
Despite biting international sanctions over its weapons programs, Pyongyang has doubled down on its drive to modernise the military, while refusing to respond to US appeals for talks.
At a key meeting of North Korea's ruling party last month, Kim vowed to continue building up the country's defence capabilities.