In a written statement from the South Korean General Staff, it was stated that the North conducted a missile test in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
While the type of missile has not yet been clarified, it was reported that it is thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile.
North Korea launched a Hwasong-18 missile on July 12.
North Korea announced on July 12 that it was testing the Hwasong-18 type “solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile”. It was stated that the altitude and flight time of the “Hwasong-18” type missile reached “record” levels.
It was recorded that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also watched the test shot of the ballistic missile launched by North Korea in the direction of the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and remained in the air for 75 minutes.
South Korea and Japan announced the North Korean missile test.