The #North Korea fired 2 #ballistic missiles on Thursday and they justified its recent blitz of sanctions-busting tests as necessary countermeasures against joint military drills by the United States and South Korea. North Korea accused the United States of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula as the United Nations Security Council convened to consider Pyongyang’s firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday.
The launch of six in less than two weeks, including likely its longest-ever test by distance were “the just counteraction measures of the Korean People’s Army on South Korea-US joint drills” Pyongyang’s foreign ministry said. The South Korea’s military announce that they had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the Samsok area.
“Our military has reinforced monitoring and surveillance and is maintaining utmost readiness in coordination with the United States,” Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
Japan’s coastguard also confirmed the launch of two potential ballistic missiles, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida telling reporters that the recent testing was “unacceptable”. The first missile went about 350 kilometres at a maximum height of around 100 kilometres, while the second missile had a flight range of about 800 kilometres at an altitude of around 50 kilometres. The North Korea’s repeated launches of ballistic missiles no more cannot be tolerated Told by Hamada reports.
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