North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris visit

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris visit

SEOUL: North Korea fired an mysterious ballistic missile to the sea off the east coast upon Sunday (Sep 25), South Korea’s Shared Chiefs of Employees said, ahead of considerable planned military exercises by South Korean and US factors involving an plane carrier.

South Korea’s military did not provide additional details about the missile including the range or its trajectory.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency documented on Saturday Northern Korea may be preparing to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), citing the particular South’s military.

The launch comes after the arrival of the US aircraft company in South Korea to participate in joint drills with Southern Korean forces, plus ahead of a planned visit next week simply by US Vice Chief executive Kamala Harris.

It was the first time the North carried out this kind of launch after shooting eight short-range ballistic missiles in one day in early June, which led the United States in order to call for more EL sanctions for violating UN Security Council resolutions.

Northern Korea rejects EL resolutions as an infringement of its sovereign directly to self defence and space exploration.