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North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan

North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan), according to information released today by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), which was also confirmed by the Government of Japan after having detected the launch.

“Our army detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea from the Sunan area (the area where Pyongyang International Airport is located) towards the East Sea between 23:40 and 23:50 yesterday (15:40). -15.50 GMT), Wednesday August 30”, The JCS said in a statement.

The military organ initially spoke, like the Japanese authorities, of the launch of a single projectile. The shells flew about 360 kilometers before hitting the water, the JCS added, noting that the South Korean and US authorities are continuing to confirm and analyze data on the matter for now.

The North Korean launch comes after the US today deployed a B-1 strategic bomber to the Korean Peninsula as part of its large joint exercises with South Korea’s Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS), and in response as well. “to what North Korea claims was the launch of a space rocket”according to the South Korean Ministry of Defense.

On August 24, Pyongyang launched a Chollima-1 rocket to try and unsuccessfully put a spy satellite into orbit -for the second time this year-, an action that the allies consider a covert test of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) technology. something that is prohibited to the North Korean regime by the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Last week North Korea already warned the allies in the start of UFS that the execution of said maneuvers could end up unleashing a “thermonuclear war”.

After the failure of the denuclearization dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang in 2019, the peninsula has once again become the scene of a persistent military escalation, with the Kim Jong-un regime repeatedly testing missiles and the allies carrying out large war exercises and deploying periodically strategic material from the Pentagon.

Source: EFE

Source: Gestion

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