North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from the country's eastern coast

Following the arrival of the United States’ USS Ronald Reagan in South Korea, North Korea conducted its first test of a ballistic missile nearly after four months.

According to the military of South Korea:

North Korea conducted its first test of a ballistic missile in over four months on Sunday by shooting a short-range ballistic missile from its east coast. This was North Korea's first test of a ballistic missile since early April.

The United States Navy ship Ronald Reagan had just arrived in Busan, a port located in the southeast of South Korea, in order to take part in a joint exercise with the armed forces of South Korea. This took place a few days before the missile test. In response to military exercises conducted jointly by South Korea and the United States, which North Korea interprets as rehearsals for an invasion, the North has been conducting regular military drills and testing its arsenal as part of its standard operating procedure.

Officials from the South Korean defense ministry:

They claim that the ballistic missile was fired from North Korea's Taechon region in the country's northwest at 6:53 a.m. and that it traveled 373 miles before collapsing into the ocean off of North Korea's east coast. The South Korean military referred to the launch as a "grave provocation" and "a clear violation of resolutions of the United Nations Security Council."

The launch of eight short-range ballistic missiles on June 5 was North Korea's first test of its ballistic missile capability; this was the country's first test of its ballistic missile capability. This year, the nation has carried out 17 ballistic missile tests in addition to two cruise missile tests. During their most recent test, which took place on August 17, North Korea fired off two cruise missiles.

North Korea is in violation of a number of United Nations resolutions if it continues to develop ballistic missiles or nuclear weapons or conduct tests of either. Officials, on the other hand, have stated that because the country is a sovereign nation, it is within their rights to produce, import, and export weapons.

The United States and North Korea have been unable to reach an agreement on how to reduce North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, which has led to the breakdown of their talks with each other. Since his diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump came to an end in 2019, Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, has shown little interest in giving up his nuclear arsenal. Instead, he has promised to increase the size of his nuclear stockpile.

Yoon Suk-yeol report:

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has sent an offer of financial incentives to the North in the hopes of persuading it to work toward the dismantlement of its nuclear arsenal. The idea of North Korea trading away its nuclear weapons has been declared "repulsive" by the North Korean government.

Updates about South Korea and the United States:

Authorities in South Korea and the United States have been sounding the alarm for many months, stating that they believe North Korea is getting ready to restart nuclear testing at a site that is buried deep underground in the country's northeastern area.