North Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile” according to the South Korean military. This was reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap on Friday. The guns flew east toward the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Armed Forces General Staff said.
It remains unclear how far the projectile flew and whether it was a new test of a ballistic missile. The new launch follows two recent launches of hypersonic missiles. These can change course during flight, making them more difficult to detect and intercept.
The United States has already announced that it will propose to its 14 partners on the United Nations Security Council to enact new international sanctions against North Korea over the ballistic missile launches.