Singapore: North Korea has tested a railway-borne missile in its firing drills. The state media KCNA disclosed this today amid a U.S. push for fresh sanctions against the isolated state following its recent series of weapons tests. However, the officials of KCNA news agency did not specify the missiles’ range, or trajectory, but said a firing drill was held in North Pyongan Province to check and judge the proficiency in the action procedures of the railway-borne regiment.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff had informed that two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) traveled about 430 km (267 miles) to a maximum altitude of 36 km (22 miles) after being launched eastward on the northwest coast of North Korea yesterday. Earlier U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration imposed its first sanctions against Pyongyang on Wednesday, and called on the UN Security Council to blacklist several North Korean individuals and entities.