ALL aircraft in Southern California were ordered to briefly land at approximately 2:50 p.m. today. The official cause is unknown at this time, but it is likely that North Korea fired a projectile.
North Korea test-fired its second ballistic missile in less than a week. South Korea and Japan condemned the launch.
An emergency meeting was held by South Korea The National Security Council, which expressed “strong regret” about the missile test.
“Members of the NSC urge North Korea to quickly meet the international community’s expectations for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, and agree to resume dialogue and cooperation,” the Blue House said. in a statement.
North Korea claims to have tested a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, emphasizes supreme leadership Kim Jong-un’s announced in the new year to strengthen the military after negotiations with South Korea and the US stalled.
If the projectile followed the trajectory of a conventional ballistic missile, it would fly less than 435 km . [700km], speak Japanese Department of Defense.
This is similar to the country’s recent short-range ballistic missile tests.
The South Korean military is working with its allies in the US and closely monitoring the situation with their northern neighbors to prepare for future launches.
Leif-Eric Easley, a professor of international studies at Seoul’s Ewha University, said North Korea is trying to use repeated tests to normalize its missile capabilities.
Easley said the country is trying to present itself as engaging in self-defense improvements.
At the same time, Pyongyang is defying international sanctions, testing what it can get away with while the UN Security Council remains divided.
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