The Japanese Coast Guard said North Korea appeared to have launched two ballistic missiles into waters east of the peninsula.
“The object appears to be a ballistic missile launched from North Korea,” the Japanese coast guard announced at 6:47 a.m. (4:47 a.m. Hanoi time). In a statement 15 minutes later, the Japanese coast guard said the object was suspected to be a second ballistic missile launched from North Korea.
Japanese government sources said the two projectiles appeared to have landed in the waters east of the Korean peninsula. Japanese officials have not released details of North Korea’s latest missile launch.
North Korea has not announced the launches or commented on the Japanese information. South Korea has not released related information.
This is believed to be North Korea’s fourth missile launch in less than a week. Previously, Japan and South Korea on September 25, September 28 and September 29 announced that North Korea launched ballistic missiles into the sea, with the number of 1-2 each time.
North Korea’s latest missile launch comes after the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan conducted submarine hunting drills in waters near North Korea in a show of force. South Korea and the United States have recently stepped up joint military exercises, claiming they are purely defensive in nature. North Korea views the operation as a preparation for an invasion.
U.S. and South Korean officials recently warned that North Korea may be on the verge of a nuclear test. North Korea is said to often seek to maximize political impact with carefully timed tests, as it faces multiple UN sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. his fire.
Nguyen Tien (Theo AFP)