TEHRAN (defapress)- North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles towards the Sea of Japan, according to Japanese and South Korean military officials.
News ID: 79412
Publish Date: 28November 2019 - 19:53
"North Korea has conducted a launch of an unidentified projectile," the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff announced on Thursday, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.
The South Korean military is already conducting data analysis, the news agency specified.
The Japanese naval security service has also registered a new missile launch from North Korea, adding that the missile has fallen into the Sea of Japan, outside the country's exclusive economic zone.
"A launch, of a missile presumably, has been conducted from the area of North Korea," the security service said, as quoted by the NHK broadcaster.
"The missile has fallen into the Sea of Japan, most likely outside Japan's exclusive economic zone," it noted.
North Korea has recently fired a number of unidentified projectiles from the coastal city of Wonsan. All the projectiles, launched this year followed a similar pattern and were closely monitored by Japan, South Korea, and the US. At the same time, Pyongyang insists it is ready to continue talks with the US, aiming for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
This is already the twelfth launch of this kind since May.
The incident comes days after North Korea state media reported that the Korean People’s Army (KPA) had conducted a series of artillery drills near its maritime border with the South with leader Kim Jong-un being present at the exercise.
According to the report, Kim ordered the armed forces to conduct "real war-like drills" at a "higher degree of intensity".