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21st Mar 2016

Kim Jong-un “tests” more missiles by lobbing them into the sea

Jordan Gold

When North Korea’s Supreme Leader claimed he could “burn Manhattan to ashes” last week, it would have been laughable if the threat wasn’t so serious.

Now, in a bid to prove he’s not working with ropey 1950s weapons, Kim Jong-un has flexed his military muscles by sending a volley of missiles into the sea.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports, via the BBC, that North Korea has fired several short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan off its east coast – the first time the North has been so aggressive since 2014.

These latest moves from North Korea, which violate existing UN resolutions, are believed to be a response to military drills being conducted on its borders by the US and South Korea.

via BBC / DPRK