For the second time in a short time, North Korea has fired a missile, the South Korean army summit reports.
Earlier, the Japanese coast guard also warned that a missile might have been fired from the Stalinist-led People’s Republic. US military intelligence sources state that North Korea has launched two missiles.
South Korean military joint chiefs of staff reported on Thursday that North Korea launched an unidentified object from the east coast and that the object would have landed in the sea.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense, which made a similar report, has indicated that the projectile did not enter Japanese territorial waters. Previously, the Japanese coast guard warned ships in the zone to stay away from objects that had fallen into the sea.
This weekend, North Korea already fired several short-range missiles from its west coast. Afterwards, it turned out to be cruise missiles. Initially, the launch was seen as a possible provocation towards South Korea and the United States.
Afterwards, it became clear that it was probably a test of the North Korean weapons systems, which is also permitted under the rules of the UN Security Council. Therefore, the United States and South Korea responded stoically to the first missile launch by North Korea since Joe Biden’s presidency in the US.
The Americans said they are still open to dialogue with Pyongyang, which the Kim Jong-un regime is refusing for the time being.