North Korea fires ballistic missile just days after Kim Jong-un’s rally cry

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    North Korea has fired a ballistic missile just days after a rallying cry from despot Kim Jong-un.

    The North Korean leader had issued a chilling slur to enemy leaders just yesterday, the Daily Star reported, and appears to have made good on his apparent call to arms.

    He blasted "the gang bosses" of the United States, South Korea and Japan, with a ballistic missile launched today toward the East Sea.

    READ MORE: Kim Jong-un set to test 'most powerful missile yet' as well as launching spy satellite

    Defence drills from the US, Japan and South Korean military forces prompted stern words from the dictator, who today has sanctioned the launch of a chilling missile.

    The launch comes just over a week after the country announced it would test its "most powerful missile yet", alongside a spy satellite.

    Tubby tyrant Kim confirmed the slate of military testing and surveillance equipment, with the latter to fall on the day North Korea celebrates its 75th anniversary.

    Lawmaker Yoo Sang-bum claimed the despot was intending to have the spy satellite launched into orbit to coincide with the anniversary of the country's founding.

    Grim Kim said in a recent speech: "The prevailing situation requires our navy to put all its efforts into rounding off the war readiness to maintain the constant combat alertness and get prepared to break the enemy's will for war in contingency."

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    North Korea often responds to military drills and testing carried out by the South Korean and US partnership with tests of its own.

    The country has carried out over 100 weapons tests since the beginning of 2022, including nuclear-capable missile tests which are designed to strike the "gang bosses" dictator Kim outed in a recent speech.

    Many experts believe the leader is wanting to boost military capabilities to claim greater concessions from the US.

    His navy day speech may have alluded to stronger nuclear capabilities for his seafaring units, with Kim adding there would be "a component of the state nuclear deterrence carrying out the strategic duty."

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