South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed that North Korea launched two ballistic missiles in the waters off the east coast on Wednesday.
The JCS said the missile was launched from central North Korea and South Korea is currently analyzing details about the launch with US intelligence.
The Japanese Coast Guard has an exclusive economic zone with two missiles launched every five minutes at 12:38 pm and 12:43 pm local time (11:38 pm and 11:43 pm Eastern Standard Time). He said he believed he had landed outside the waters. The waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, CNN report.
The Coast Guard has confirmed that the missiles have not damaged ships or aircraft.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the shooting “absolutely ridiculous” and said it “threats the peace and security of Japan and the region.”
“The Government of Japan is determined to further increase vigilance and surveillance in case something goes wrong,” Suga said.
Only two days after North Korea claimed to have tested a newly developed missile, it resumed weapons testing for the first time in six months. According to state-run operations, North Korea has tested long-range cruise missiles capable of attacking targets 930 miles away in a few days of operations. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Academy of National Defense Science officials and scientists who participated in the test of cruise missiles launched on September 11 and 12 declared the operation “successful,” KCNA reported.
The missile, called the “very important strategic weapon,” has been in development for two years.
A UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution bans North Korea from testing ballistic missiles, and North Korea is severely sanctioned for its missile and nuclear weapons programs.
Testing of cruise missiles is not explicitly prohibited under the UNSC. However, ballistic missiles are considered more threatening because they can be armed with either conventional or nuclear bombs.
North Korea has ignored President Joe Biden’s offer to resume negotiations to abandon its nuclear program.
Some experts say that recent tests by North Korea may have encouraged North Korea to strengthen its arsenal of weapons amid a nuclear diplomatic impasse between North Korea and Washington. I believe it suggests that.
The Associated Press and Lorenz Duchamps contributed to this report.