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N. Korean ICBM Launch Seems To Have Failed: Yonhap


The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fired by North Korea this morning appears to have failed in normal flight after the second stage separation, Yonhap News Agency reports citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • North Korea conducted its seventh ICBM test this year, firing the projectile off the Sunan area in Pyongyang. It also launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) from Kaechon in South Pyongan Province.
  • South Korean military believes that the ICBM used was a two-stage missile Hwasong 17, which was unveiled in 2020 and had its first successful flight on 24 March 2022. South Korea assessed that the North made some technological progress since previous tests.
  • The U.S. Department of State issued a statement calling on North Korea to cease provocations and return to dialogue, noting that the drills violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions.

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