BEIJING, 14 JAN – North Korea has launched two “unidentified bullets” eastward, according to an update provided by the South Korean military and released by Yonhap, in the third initiative of its kind since January 5. The new test comes after the US imposed new sanctions on 6 North Korean officials, prompting Pyongyang to swear it will never give up its “right to self-defense”. The launches have also been confirmed by Japan which believes, like South Korea, to be ballistic missiles. This morning, in response to the US initiative, Pyongyang warned through a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry that there would be a “stronger and more decisive” response to the imposition of new American sanctions. “If the United States adopts such a confrontational stance, North Korea will be forced to react more strongly and decisively,” the spokesman said. (HANDLE).