Mr. Wang Yi was visiting South Korea, North Korea suddenly fired 2 ballistic missiles into the sea

Vuong Nghi was visiting South Korea, North Korea suddenly fired 2 ballistic missiles into the sea - Photo 1.

North Korea launches a guided missile during an exercise in 2019 – Photo: REUTERS

In a statement released on September 15, the South Korean military said North Korea fired two ballistic missiles of unknown types from a launch pad located deep inland into the Sea of ​​Japan.

South Korean military officials also confirmed that South Korean and US intelligence agencies are conducting detailed analysis such as the type and distance of the missile.

According to Yonhap News Agency, this is the fifth time North Korea has test-fired a missile since the beginning of 2021.

This move takes place in the context that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has just arrived in South Korea and is about to have meetings with the country’s leaders.

The test-fire also took place on the last day of the meeting of senior US, Japanese and South Korean officials on North Korea’s denuclearization held in Tokyo (Japan).

Reacting to the September 15 test-firing, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide called it an “outrageous act” by North Korea. He also strongly condemned the move, saying it poses a threat to the peace and security of the region.

According to Japan’s coast guard, the North Korean missile landed outside the country’s exclusive economic zone and has not recorded any incidents with civilian ships.

South Korean President Moon Jae In and Japanese Prime Minister Suga convened an emergency meeting of the national security council to discuss North Korea’s move, according to Reuters news agency.

Resolution 2094, adopted by the United Nations Security Council in 2013, prohibits North Korea from testing nuclear and ballistic missiles. If the South Korean military’s information is correct, the missile launch on September 15 violated resolution 2094.

Earlier, on September 11 and 12, North Korea test-fired a new generation of long-range cruise missiles, marking a significant step forward in missile technology. The incident came to attention only after North Korean state media published information that raised concerns that other countries did not detect Pyongyang firing missiles.

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