South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff claims Pyongyang launched the missile on Tuesday but is at present unable to confirm what type of projectile was fired off the nation’s East coast.
Seoul’s sighting has also been affirmed by the Japanese Coast Guard, according to a report in Bloomberg.
The announcement from Seoul comes as intelligence chiefs from Washington and Tokyo arrived at the South Korean capital to discuss the rising tensions from North Korea.
In the last few days, Kim Jong-un has shown off the newest nuclear missiles and accused the United States and South Korea of creating tensions.
According to reports in the state-run news agency KCNA, the North Korean Supreme Leader said he was increasing the nation’s military strength in an act of self-defence and warned it was necessary to develop such weapons amid hostility from Washington and Seoul.
Last month, North Korea also claimed it had launched a ‘hypersonic missile’.
These missiles, while being worked on by several nations, are much faster and more agile than many other types of rockets.
North Korea, China, Russia and the United States are all said to be developing such missiles.
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