North Korea is testing a new stealth ballistic missile that will trigger a mass evacuation in Japan

KIM Jong-un sparked a mass evacuation in Japan as North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a month.

It is believed that the missile launched was a new type of more mobile, harder to detect weapon system.

North Korea has fired a missile for the first time in a month


North Korea has fired a missile for the first time in a monthCredit: AP

South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said the missile was fired at a high angle from near North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.

It then crashed into the waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan after a 1,000 km flight.

The Armed Forces Group described the missile as medium- or long-range, while Japan’s defense minister said it was an ICBM-class weapon.

The South Korean military believes North Korea has launched a new type of ballistic missile, possibly using solid fuel, a defense official said on anonymity due to agency rules.

If the launch involved a solid-fuel ICBM, this would be the North’s first test of such a weapon.

North Korea’s well-known ICBMs all use liquid propellant systems, which require them to be refueled before launch.

But the fuel in a solid-fuel weapon is already loaded inside, making it easier to move and quicker to fire.

A solid-propellant ICBM is one of the key high-tech weapons Kim Jong-un has vowed to build to better deal with what he describes as US military threats.

Other weapons he plans to acquire are a multi-warhead missile, a nuclear submarine, a hypersonic missile, and a spy satellite.

Thursday’s launch prompted Japan to issue an evacuation order on a northern island.

It read: “Immediate evacuation inside the building or underground.

“The rocket is expected to fall around Hokkaido around 08:00.”

However, the order was later withdrawn.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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