South Korea’s army says North Korea fired a number of cruise missiles into the western sea because it continues a streak of weapons testing within the face of deepening nuclear tensions with the US, South Korea and Japan
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s army says North Korea fired a number of cruise missiles into waters off its western coast, including to a provocative run of weapons demonstrations within the face of deepening nuclear tensions with the US, South Korea and Japan.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Employees stated Wednesday that the U.S. and South Korean militaries have been analyzing the launches. It didn’t instantly affirm the precise variety of missiles fired or their particular flight particulars.
The launches marked North Korea’s second identified launch occasion of the yr, following a Jan. 14 flight test-firing of the nation’s first solid-fuel intermediate vary ballistic missile, which mirrored its efforts to advance its lineup of weapons focusing on U.S. army bases in Japan and Guam.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have elevated in latest months as North Korean chief Kim Jong Un continues to speed up his weapons growth and problem provocative threats of nuclear battle with the US and its Asian allies. The US, South Korea and Japan in response have been increasing their mixed army workout routines, which Kim portrays as invasion rehearsals, and sharpening their deterrence methods constructed round nuclear-capable U.S. property.
Within the newest tit-for-tat, North Korea stated final week carried out a check of a purported nuclear-capable underwater assault drone in response to a mixed naval train by the US, South Korea and Japan, because it continued responsible its rivals for tensions within the area.