North Korea fired a ballistic missile !

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the news but did not release further details.

The Japanese Prime Minister’s Office also confirmed this news.

The ballistic missile launch came three days after North Korea said it had tested a “high-thrust solid fuel engine” for a new strategic weapon.

Experts believe that this engine will allow North Korea to fire ballistic missiles at a higher speed.

The engine was tested last week at the Suhae Satellite Launch Center under the supervision of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea has conducted many missile tests in the past year, including an intercontinental ballistic missile. This missile is capable of reaching America.

Some experts believe North Korea has nuclear-tipped missiles capable of reaching the United States, but others say the country is years away from acquiring such weapons.

The United States and South Korea always conduct joint exercises to counter North Korea, and extensive international sanctions have been imposed against Pyongyang.