North Korea launched its fourth missile in a week Vice President Kamala Harris She made the mistake during her prepared remarks at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of the Korean Peninsula
South Korea’s military told Yonhap that the missile was fired into the East Sea on Saturday.
This is the fourth missile fired by North Korea in the last 7 days.
The provocation came after Harris said on Thursday that the US has a “strong alliance” with the “Republic of North Korea”.
Harris preferred to refer to South Korea’s official name, the Republic of Korea.
“I can’t say enough that America’s commitment to defending the Republic of Korea is ironclad, and we will do everything we can to make sure that means every word those words imply,” Harris said. He said when Visit the DMZ.
Hours after Harris left South Korea on Thursday, North Korea also fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre The missile tests were “not unusual,” he said Wednesday, adding that it would not prevent Harris from going to the DMZ.
“You know, North Korea has a history of doing these kinds of tests,” Harris said.
Fox News’ Andrea Vacchiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.