North Korea launches fourth ballistic missile in a week after Vice President Harris’ gaffe


North Korea launched its fourth ballistic missile in a week after Vice President Kamala Harris made a mistake during his prepared remarks in the Korean Peninsula Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

The missile was launched on Saturday in the East Sea, the South Korean army told Yonhap.

It is the fourth missile launched by North Korea in the past seven days.

The provocation comes after Harris said Thursday that the United States has a “strong alliance” with “the Republic of North Korea”.

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United States Vice President Kamala Harris holds a bilateral meeting with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo (not pictured) in Tokyo on September 27, 2022, ahead of the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

United States Vice President Kamala Harris holds a bilateral meeting with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo (not pictured) in Tokyo on September 27, 2022, ahead of the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Harris intended to refer to the Republic of Korea, which is the official name of South Korea.

“I cannot say enough that the US commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea is ironclad and that we will do everything in our power to ensure that it has meaning in every way that words suggest,” Harris said when visiting. the DMZ.

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Harris and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launches and discussed responses to potential future provocations, according to a White House reading of the meeting between the two leaders.

Harris and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol condemned North Korea’s ballistic missile launches and discussed responses to potential future provocations, according to a White House reading of the meeting between the two leaders.
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North Korea also launched two short-range ballistic missiles at sea hours after Harris left South Korea on Thursday.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday that missile tests “are not unusual,” adding that they would not prevent Harris from going to the DMZ.

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Kamala Harris and South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-Soo

Kamala Harris and South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-Soo
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“As you know, North Korea has a history of these types of tests,” Harris said.

Fox News’ Andrea Vacchiano and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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