North Korea fired unidentified 'projectile', says South Korean military

North Korea fired an unidentified “projectile” claims the South Korean army

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North Korea fired an 'unidentified projectile' into the sea on Thursday, according to the South Korean military, in what would be the sixth weapons test this year for the nuclear-armed nation. nuclear weapon. 

“North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the East Sea,” also known as the Sea of ​​Japan, state leaders said- South Korea's Joint Major.

The last time North Korea tested so many weapons in a month was in 2019, after negotiations between its leader Kim Jong Un and President of the United States at the time, Donald Trump.

Since then, talks between the two countries have stalled, and international sanctions and border closures to guard against Covid-19 have put North Korea's economy on its knees.

Pyongyang conducted two cruise missile tests on Tuesday, according to Seoul, and at least four more weapons tests this month, including what it said declared to be hypersonic missiles on January 5 and 11. 

Last week, North Korea hinted that it could resume nuclear and long-range weapons testing, suspended since 2017.&nbsp ;

These trials come at a delicate time for the region: China, the only major ally of the North Korean regime, is hosting the Winter Olympics in February and South Korea is holding a presidential election in March.

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