This missile launch is Pyongyang’s seventh weapon test during a two-week period amid American-South Korean military maneuvers.

Iran PressAsia: The United States and members of the United Nations Security Council have imposed several rounds of sanctions against North Korea since its first nuclear test in 2006.

North Korea says it will not withdraw its nuclear and missile programs until the United States ends its hostile policy to overthrow the ruling government in Pyongyang. 

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea, the South's military said, in the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region, South Korean news agency Yonhap has reported.

The South Korean military's joint chiefs of staff announced the launch, the seventh in two weeks, without giving further details, Yonhap said on Sunday.

South Korea’s military boosted its surveillance posture and maintains a readiness in close coordination with the United States, it said.

The Japanese government said North Korea fired what was possible ballistic missiles.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed officials to gather and analyze information while ensuring the safety of aircraft and ships around the country.

The Japanese coastguard said it warned ships off the coasts about falling objects and urged them to stay away. 219

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