North Korea launched two missiles at the sea east of the Korean Peninsula’s eastern coast Sunday. According to South Korea and Japan. This prompted South Korea’s presidency office “strongly condemned” Pyongyang’s escalating tensions.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea (JCS), stated that the missiles were medium-range and flew approximately 500km (311 miles).
Toshiro, Japan’s Vice Defense Minister, stated that the missiles appeared to have been landed in an area outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). There had not been any reports of damage.
South Korea’s JCS stated in a statement that North Korea’s missiles had been launched from high angles and hit the East Sea.
“South Korean intelligence and US intelligence agencies are undertaking a detailed analysis of recent trends related North Korean missile development.”
South Korea held a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), which was held over North Korea’s missile launch. The president said that the move had been “strongly condemned” by South Korea.
According to the presidential office, the continued provocations and the development of missiles and nuclear weapons by the North would put the North Korean regime at risk.
North launches its missile just days after it tested a high thrust solid-fuel engine, which experts believe would make ballistic missiles more portable and faster. The country is also trying to improve the speed of its missile and nuclear programs and develop new weapons.
Kim Jong Un was in charge of the test. It took place at North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, which is used for testing missile technology, according to Friday’s report by the KCNA news agency.
Despite international sanctions and bans, North Korea conducted unprecedented numbers of missile testing this year. This included an intercontinental missile (ICBM), which could reach the U.S. continent.
Japan said that the ICMB North Korea tested had enough range to reach America’s mainland. It landed 200km (130 miles) from Japan.
Japan announced Friday its largest military buildup since World War Two. Its $320 billion plan will purchase missiles that can strike China, and prepare it for conflict.