North Korea Fires Another Short-Range Missile
South Korea says North Korea fired a short-range missile off its east coast late Tuesday near the North Korean port city of Wonsan.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew about 200 kilometers before hitting a target on land.
The missile launch is the latest reaction by North Korea to new international economic restrictions and to joint U.S.-South Korean military operations.
On March 21, North Korea fired five short-range missiles into the East Sea from the eastern city of Hamhung. The week before, it fired medium-range missiles into the sea.
Those launches came after the United Nations placed sanctions on North Korea after its fourth nuclear test, which took place in January. A month later, North Korea tested a long-range rocket.
North Korea has been threatening for weeks to launch nuclear strikes against Washington and Seoul to protest the joint military operations. The country says it believes they are preparing a military invasion.
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1.short-range missile 短程导弹
A Japanese media report says North Korea has fired a short-range missile toward the Sea of Japan.
2.fired off 发射
Our battery fired off many rounds of shot at the enemy.
3.port city 港口城市
The ruins of their homes and favorite spots are scattered throughout the busy port city.
4.nuclear test 核试验
North Korea says the United Nation's sanctions over its nuclear test amount to "a declaration of war".
1.Those launches came after the United Nations placed sanctions on North Korea after its fourth nuclear test, which took place in January.
come after 紧跟；继...而来
My object is to be of use to those that come after me.
He will come after you.
2.The country says it believes they are preparing a military invasion.
military invasion 军事侵略
Rome's military invasion of Great Britain, Scottish pipers introduced.
Faced with the threat of a full- scale military invasion, the general has no choice but to cooperate.
3月21日，朝鲜于东部城市咸兴向东海发射了5枚短程导弹 。此前，朝鲜还发射过中程导弹 。
在朝鲜进行第四次核试验后，联合国于1月份提出对朝鲜实施制裁 。此后，朝鲜发射导弹作为回应 。一个月后，朝鲜又发射了一枚远程火箭 。
过去的几周，朝鲜以发射核武器为由威胁华盛顿和首尔，并以此抗议美韩联合军演 。朝鲜方面表示美韩联合准备对其进行军事制裁 。