North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After It Warns of ‘Stronger’ Action Against US Sanctions

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles eastward on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang warned of a “stronger” reaction over new sanctions imposed by the United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that two suspected ballistic missiles were launched from North Pyongan Province and traveled about 430 kilometers (267 miles) at an altitude of 36 kilometers, Yonhap News Agency reported. The first missile was launched at around 2:41 p.m. on Friday, followed by the second missile at 2:52 p.m., the JCS stated. Japan’s Defense Ministry also claimed to have detected “a possible ballistic missile” launch from North Korea, though no details on the incident have been released. This marks the third reported missile launch by Pyongyang this month. North Korea previously claimed it launched two hypersonic missiles on Jan. 5 and Jan. 11, respectively, the second of which was fired under the watch of its …

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