North Korea says ICBM launch was a ‘warning’

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile this week as a warning towards continued US-South Korean navy drills, state media mentioned Friday.The missile, launched Thursday, was supposed to “give a stronger warning to the enemies deliberately escalating the strain,” in accordance with Korean Central Information Company (KCNA).US-SOUTH KOREA DRILLS DETER NORTH KOREA, PENTAGON CLAIMS HOURS AFTER NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES ICBM A television display at Yongsan railway station exhibits a information bulletin about North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile launch, March 16, 2023.  (Kim Jae-Hwan/SOPA Photos/LightRocket by way of Getty Photos)It was the second ICBM launched by North Korea this 12 months, and was fired simply hours earlier than South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol was scheduled to satisfy with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.The aggressive escalation brings consideration to US messaging on the North Korean problem.USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS WOULD BE ‘END OF NORTH KOREAN REGIME,’ PENTAGON WARNS On this photograph offered by the North Korean authorities, North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, together with his daughter, inspects what it says is an artillery drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea, Thursday, March 9, 2023.  (Korean Central Information Company/Korea Information Service by way of AP)The Division of Protection claimed Thursday its frequent joint navy workouts with South Korea continues to discourage North Korean assaults.”I believe what’s vital for individuals to know is, one, deterrence continues to work,” Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder instructed reporters at a every day Division of Protection press briefing.CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Folks stand close to a tv exhibiting a information broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile check, at a railway station in Seoul on March 14, 2023. (ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP by way of Getty Photos)”Regardless of launching missiles into the ocean, North Korea will not be attacking, nor ought to they, and that the USA, Japan, South Korea and different allies and companions within the area will proceed to work collectively to increase that deterrence and to maintain our international locations protected,” Ryder said. Timothy Nerozzi is a author for Fox Information Digital. You may comply with him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and might e mail him at