North Korea launched this wednesday two unidentified ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in the two Koreas), reported the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), which continues to analyze the details of the event.
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“North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles into the East Sea from the central region of the country past noon on September 15,” the JCS explained in a brief statement.
The last time the regime fired a ballistic missile It was at the end of last March, when it tested what appeared to be a version of its KN-23 projectile, capable of tracing very difficult trajectories to intercept.
UN punishes ballistic missile launches by North Korea based on resolutions passed as punishment for its development of weapons of mass destruction.
This Wednesday’s launch was also detected by the Japanese Coast Guard, which has indicated that the projectiles fell outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The Japanese Coast Guard notified at 1:38 p.m. local time (4:38 GMT) the detection of the launch, Defense said in information collected by the Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
The launch comes after the regime claimed to have tested a new type of long-range cruise missile over the weekend.
TIt also comes after it was reported at the end of August that Pyongyang It reactivated facilities to obtain nuclear fuel that can be used in bombs and that Seoul, which has just announced that it will develop new missiles with greater range and more destructive, is testing its first submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).
This arms escalation occurs at a time when the Denuclearization dialogue remains stalled since the failed 2019 Hanoi summit, in which the US considered the North Korean disarmament offer insufficient and refused to lift sanctions.
The US has insisted in recent months that it will meet with Pyongyang without preconditions “where and when” to try to reignite the talks, but has so far had no response from Pyongyang.
With information from EFE