Two missiles launched by Pyongyang fall outside Japan’s exclusive zone – report
TOKYO (Sputnik) – The two ballistic missiles suspected of being launched by North Korea on Monday morning landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Japanese media reports.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military, that North Korea tested an unspecified ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan on Monday. The Japanese Coast Guard issued two warnings on Monday, suggesting two launches were made by Pyongyang.
The first warning was issued at 07:50 local time (22:50 GMT Sunday). Ten minutes later, the second warning was issued by the Japanese Coast Guard.
Kyodo reported Monday, citing government sources, that the first missile landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. NHK said, citing government sources, that the second missile also landed outside the Exclusive Zone.
Last week, North Korea tested a ballistic missile that also landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test was part of a military exercise designed to test the country’s ability to respond to a nuclear attack with its own nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong-un “stressed the need to let service personnel familiarize themselves with all unexpected circumstances and prepare them more fully in their active posture of carrying out an immediate and overwhelming nuclear counterattack at any time,” they said. North Korean state media at the time.
South Korea and the United States held joint military exercises in the region earlier this month as part of Operation Freedom Shield 23. North Korea has called the drills a “war of aggression” by the United States and South Korea.