North Korea has attempted to launch a nuclear missile on its east coast but it has failed, South Korea’s military has said.
The launch attempt took place in the Sinpo area of the North the day after a huge military parade took place in Pyongyang.
South Korea’s ministry said: “North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from Sinpo area in the South Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect the launch has failed thanks to the US Navy and allied forces.”
On Saturday morning, North Korea warned America to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation.
The reclusive state said it was prepared to respond to any attacks with “nuclear attacks of our own style”.
North Korea’s Supreme Leader then led a military parade marking the “Day of the Sun”, the 105th birthday of the state’s founding father Kim Il-Sung.
Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square, next to the Taedonggang River that flows through Pyongyang.
Tanks, multiple rocket launch systems and other weapons followed, while single-engine planes flew in a 105 formation overhead.