North Korea fires missile towards Sea of Japan in another chilling WW3 threat

More World War Three fears have been ignited after North Korea reportedly fired a missile towards its neighbouring countries.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed that the rocket was launched into the country's eastern waters – the Sea of Japan – earlier today (November 17) but are yet to issue any further details.

The Sea of Japan is bordered by North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Russia.

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Earlier, North Korea's foreign minister Choe Son Hue had threatened to pursue "fiercer" military responses to apparent US attempts to bolster its security commitments to South Korea and Japan.

The foreign minister also stated his belief that a recent US-South Korea-Japan summit accord on North Korea would lead to tensions on the Korean Peninsula becoming "more unpredictable".

Earlier this month, on November 3, North Korea launched ballistic missiles towards Japan, including an intercontinental ballistic missile.

One long-range and two short-range missiles were launched between 7.30am and 9am local time on that morning, according to Seoul's military.

Alerts were issued in Japan urging people to "evacuate inside a building or underground" with Japanese TV broadcasting national alerts.

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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that those North Korean missile launches were "outrageous and absolutely intolerable" and "absolutely cannot be forgiven".

South Korea's military added that it was "maintaining a full readiness posture while closely cooperating with the US and strengthening surveillance and vigilance".

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, meanwhile, reported that Kim Jong-un's hermit nation fired an "unknown ballistic missile" into the Sea of Japan.

That missile launch came just a day after Pyongyang had fired out a staggering 25 missiles on November 2, with one reported as landing near South Korea's water in what was claimed to be the most missiles the North had ever fired in one day.


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