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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles into the Sea of Japan

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North Korea has fired another “unidentified missile” into the sea, the South Korean military reports Thursday.

 

According to CNN, these are ballistic missiles. Japan has also confirmed this in the meantime.

There are no details yet about what type of projectile has been fired and how much it is correct; the general staff reports to the South Korean news agency Yonhap. The American channel CNN reports on the basis of an official that it concerned two ballistic missiles.

It is North Korea’s second missile launch in less than a week. On Sunday, the country fired two cruise missiles, the first missile test by Pyongyang since Joe Biden is president of the United States. Those launches happened shortly after the visit to Seoul of two US ministers.

Unlike ballistic missiles, cruise missiles are not banned by UN Security Council resolutions. According to a US official, last weekend’s launches were part of “normal tests” that do not violate UN Security Council resolutions.

The Japanese prime minister strongly condemns the missile launches: “The launch threatens the peace and stability of our country and the region, and was a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions,” Suga said at a news conference.

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