This accounts to the sixth missile test North Korea has carried out since Monday, May 25. Following the test-fire the country's foreign ministry released a statement saying that it will respond if the UN Security Council (UNSC) agreed any fresh sanctions over the tests.
"If the UN Security Council provokes us, our additional self-defence measures will be inevitable," the foreign ministry said in a statement. It said that any 'hostile acts' from UNSC will only mean the 'demolition of the armistice'.
On Thursday, May 28 the US and South Korean forces were placed on the second highest surveillance alert level, the joint forces announced.