This Friday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missileswhile continuing with a barrage of launches against the military exercises of USA Y South Korea. The missiles were fired from the eastern coastal province of kang-wonaccording to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“They flew about 230 kilometers, reaching an altitude of 24 kilometers and speeds of Mach 5,” he explained, adding that the South Korean military was “strengthening vigilance against new launches.” The States Indo-Pacific Command said for its part that it was aware of “the ballistic missile launches” and that it is “consulting closely” with allies and partners.
For its part, Japan reported that the missiles fell outside its exclusive economic zone. The latest missiles arrive on the final day of South Korea’s annual defense drills, which began on Oct. 17. Before the exercises, Pyongyang launched another short-range ballistic missile, fired artillery rounds and around 10 fighter jets flew near the inter-Korean border.
Starting next Monday, Seoul and Washington will hold “Vigilant Storm” exercises for five days starting next Monday. The south korean president, Yoon Suk-yeolstated earlier this week that “North Korea has now completed preparations for a seventh nuclear test,” Bloomberg reported.
For his part, the Minister of Defense of the Asian nation, Lee Jong-supsaid on Wednesday that his country should “work more to deter the use of nuclear weapons,” to send a message to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Unto put an end to ballistic launches, which have increased in recent months.