North Korea fired its fourth ballistic missile in a week after Vice President Kamala Harris made a mistake during her prepared remarks in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the Korean peninsula.
The missile was fired into the East Sea on Saturday, the South Korean military told Yonhap.
It is the fourth missile fired 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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Harris intended to refer to the Republic of Korea, which is the official name for South Korea.
“I cannot say enough that the United States’ commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea is unwavering and that we will do everything in our power to ensure that it makes sense in every way the words suggest,” Harris said. he said while visiting the DMZ.
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North Korea also fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea just hours after Harris left South Korea on Thursday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday that missile tests are “not unusual,” adding that she would not stop Harris from going to the DMZ.
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“As you know, North Korea has a history of doing these kinds of tests,” Harris said.
Andrea Vacchiano of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.