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

Caracas.- 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 General Staff (JCS), which was also confirmed by the Japanese government and the launch recognized.

“Our military detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea between 11:40 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. (3:40-3:00 p.m.) yesterday from the Sunan area (the area where Pyongyang International Airport is located) East Sea were fired. 50 GMT). , Wednesday, August 30,” the JCS said in a statement.

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

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

On Aug. 24, Pyongyang launched a Chollima-1 missile to attempt to unsuccessfully launch a spy satellite into orbit — for the second time this year — in an action allies see as a covert test of ICBM technology North Korean regime banned by UN Security Council resolutions. Last week, North Korea warned allies early in the UFS that conducting these maneuvers could trigger 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 an ongoing military escalation, with the Kim Jong-un regime repeatedly testing missiles and allies conducting major war drills and periodically deploying strategic material from the Pentagon.

With information from EFE.

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