(SEOUL) North Korea claimed on Friday that the projectile launched towards the Sea of ​​Japan the day before was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state news agency KCNA said, confirming statements by the southern military -Korean.

The missile, called Hwasong-17, was fired in response to joint military exercises conducted by the United States and South Korea, described as “provocative and aggressive” by the official Pyongyang agency.