The North Korean dictatorship fired a salvo of two short-range ballistic missiles early Monday, the Seoul military said, its second launch in two days, which came after the United States and South Korea conducted joint air exercises.
“Our military detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Sukchon areain South Pyongan province, between 07:00 and 07:11 (22:00 and 22:11 GMT) this morning,” the Seoul Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The Japan Coast Guard reported that the first missile was launched at 7:08 a.m. local time (22:08 GMT Sunday), citing information provided by the Ministry of Defense, noting that the projectile fell outside the waters of the economic zone. exclusive (ZEE) Japanese.
Shortly after, he announced the launch of two more missiles at 7:12 local time (22.12 Sunday GMT) and 7:13 local time (22.13 Sunday GMT), which both fell outside the EEZ waters.
The United States and South Korea conducted joint air exercises, including a strategic bomber and stealth fighter aircraft, on Sunday in response to the launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) the previous day.
This allied action came in response to the launch of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the second with the longest potential range in its arsenal, by the North on Saturday.
The projectile traveled more than 900 kilometers and reached an apogee of more than 5,000 before falling into the waters of Japan’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ), west of the island of Hokkaido.
The Japanese government today convened an emergency meeting team made up of officials from ministries and agencies to gather information about the missiles.
This same Sunday, Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, had accused Washington of exacerbating tension in the area through these exercises. “How long North Korea and the Pacific last as a firing range depends on the United States,” according to statements by Kim, also collected by Yonhap.
With information from AFP and EFE
The United States and South Korea responded to the missile launched by Kim Jong-un with maneuvers of B-1 nuclear bombers
The United States “strongly” condemned the launch of the North Korean intercontinental missile