May 13 (UPI) – North Korea conducted another in a string of missile tests Saturday amid heightened international tensions over its nuclear program.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported the missile was launched from the city of Kusong, north of the capital Pyongyang. Other tests that originated from there have had mixed results with the last two attempts leading to near immediate detonation of the projectiles upon takeoff.

The South Korean military did not immediately say whether Saturday’s test resulted in the missile actually taking flight, as some previous tests have accomplished before falling harmlessly into the ocean.

North Korea’s last missile launch happened April 29 and was met with stern warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has not ruled out unilateral military action if the communist dictatorship does not stop trying to develop nuclear weapons and a missile system advanced enough to threaten U.S. allies in the region.



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