North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles

North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles

North Korea has launched two new ballistic missiles into the Sea of ​​Japan.The US against military action: “We will be adamant on the security of Seoul and Tokyo”

North Korea tested two short-range ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan. The launches would have taken place from the Tongchon area, in the province of Kangwon, between 11.59 and 12.18 local time. To spread the news, the Joint Staff Command of Seoul.

The missiles flew for about 230 km reaching the apogee of about 24 km and the maximum speed of 5 Mach. The operation was launched as South Korea was completing its “Hoguk” maneuvers to hone its defense capabilities against threats from the North. So Kim Jong Un flexes his muscles in Seoul and Washington as they prepare to hold another round of combined aerial exercise called “Vigilant Storm” scheduled for next week.

“The Northern ballistic missile launches have been significant acts of provocation that undermine peace and stability in the international community” the Command said in a statement, assuring that surveillance activities are ready to keep “the guard high”. On the other hand, Washington has ensured an “unshakable” commitment to the security of Seoul and Tokyo. “This event – the US says – does not represent an immediate threat to our country or our allies, but the missile launch highlights the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.”

Kim Jong Un had ordered the last ballistic missile launch last October 14 after a particularly active year in the field of military demonstrations. The intense war activity makes fears about a new nuclear test increasingly strong: the last one conducted by North Korea took place in 2017. It would be the seventh test of this type for the country which, however, has not had a similar operation for about 5 years.