North Korea launched its fourth ballistic missile in one week, after Vice President Kamala Harris made a mistake during her prepared remarks in the Korean Peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
South Korea’s military told Yonhap that the missile was fired into the East Sea on Saturday.
It is the fourth missile launched by North Korea in the past seven days.
The provocation comes after Harris said Thursday that the United States has a “strong alliance” with the “Republic of North Korea”.
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Harris intends to refer to the Republic of Korea, which is the official name of South Korea.
“I cannot say enough that the United States’ commitment to defending the Republic of Korea is iron-clad, and that we will do everything we can to ensure that it makes sense in every way the words suggest,” Harris said upon visiting the DMZ.
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North Korea also fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea within hours of Harris’ departure from South Korea on Thursday.
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre said the missile tests were “not unusual,” adding that it wouldn’t stop Harris from going to the demilitarized zone.
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“As you know, North Korea has a history of doing these kinds of tests,” Harris said.
Andrea Facciano of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.