South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that North Korea had fired an “unidentified projectile” toward its eastern sea, per AP.
Why it matters: North Korea fired ballistic missiles as well as new long-range cruise missiles into the sea earlier this month, ratcheting up tensions in the region.
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State of play: South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff added that South Korean authorities and U.S. intelligence are analyzing details of the launch, per AP.
What they’re saying: The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement that it’s aware of the missile launch and was “consulting closely” with allies, but noted that Pyongyang’s action posed no immediate threat to any nation.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with comment from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
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