September 20, 2021

North Korea fires ballistic missiles at South

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said just days after the test of the long-range cruise missile that North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles from its east coast.

Pyongyang is constantly developing. Weapons program Amid the stalemate in talks aimed at ending US nuclear and ballistic missile programs in order to ease US sanctions. Negotiations have been stalled since 2019.

The Japanese Coast Guard also said an object, which could be a ballistic missile, was fired from. North Korea Which landed in a special economic zone outside of it.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga condemned the apparent launch of the test, calling it “outrageous.”

Soga and South Korean President Moon Jae-in both convened meetings of their national security councils to discuss launches.

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China were meeting in Seoul on Wednesday when concerns over North Korea’s recent missile test and nuclear disarmament talks between Pyongyang and Washington stalled.

If confirmed as a ballistic missile, the test would be North Korea’s first since March this year and a further violation of UN sanctions.

The launch came after North Korea said it had successfully tested a new long-range cruise missile last weekend, calling it a “critical strategic weapon.” Analysts say the missile could be the country’s first nuclear-capable weapon.

(Reuters)

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