North Korea tried to launch a missile near Sinpo on the east coast of the country on Saturday, but the operation was reportedly unsuccessful. North Korean military during the military parade in honor of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, 2013 © SPUTNIK / ILIA PITALEV ‘Second Korean War’: what can it do? “North Korea attempted to launch a missile launch this morning in the Sinpo region of Hamgyong province, however, it is estimated that the attempt was unsuccessful,” said the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Korean Armed Forces Of the South, quoted by the Yonhap agency.
Subsequently, the Pentagon confirmed the failed attempt by the North Korean missile launch. According to the US military command, the North Korean missile exploded “almost immediately” after the start of the operation.
The attempted missile launch comes a day after the military parade held in Pyonyang, marking the anniversary of the birth of the founder of North Korea, where new ballistic missiles were displayed.
The tension between North Korea and the US has recently worsened so sharply that several experts have already begun to talk about the possibility of armed conflict in the region. Both countries exchange accusations for the exchange of provocations – North Korea conducts missile tests one after another and the United States is conducting increasingly frightening maneuvers with South Korea.
At the same time, the US is negotiating with China on the Measures against the North Korean nuclear program.