North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles just three days after testing a ‘nuclear-capable’ cruise missile
North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles which landed near its east coast.
South Korea’s military said the missiles were fired from an unknown location inland and travelled and unknown distance before coming back down.
It comes just three days after Kim Jong Un test-fired a new type of long-range cruise missile with possible nuclear capabilities.
Unlike the cruise missile test, Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch does violate UN resolutions aimed at curbing the regime’s weapons programme.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called the launch ‘outrageous’ saying it threatened peace and security in the region.
‘North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles from its central inland region toward the east coast, and intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States are conducting detailed analysis for further information,’ South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.