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US News North Korea fires missiles into sea, criticized by South

05:50  29 march  2020
05:50  29 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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North Korea fired what appeared to be an unidentified missile into its eastern sea , the South Korean military said, raising regional security concerns as world leaders battle the spread of the coronavirus. The launch was at least its fourth this month, which Japan’s coast guards said likely fell outside its

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it “inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected the projectiles flying from the North Korean eastern coastal city of Wonsan into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Sunday morning.

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South Korean officials reported two projectiles being launched into the sea . A United States official has described them as "short-range." It comes as the North ramps up diplomatic pressure on Washington. South Korea 's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday that two missiles were fired by their

North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea , South Korea 's defence ministry has said, hours after the UN imposed tough new sanctions. A South Korean spokesman told the Yonhap news agency the projectiles were fired at about 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) from Wonsan on the

The projectiles flew about 230 kilometers (143 miles) at the maximum altitude of 30 kilometers (19 miles), the statement said.

FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said Sunday, March 29, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said Sunday, March 29, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

It said South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities were analyzing more details of the launches.

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North Korea held a fresh missile test, keeping up a show of force hours after U.S. President Barack Obama met East Asian leaders in Washington to Around 12:45 p.m. local time, North Korea fired a short-range surface-to-air missile from a base on its east coast into the sea , a spokesman for South

North Korea on Sunday fired five short-range missiles into the sea as it steps up protests against military drills planned by the U.S. and South Korea in the coming weeks, South Korea ’s defense ministry said. Five Short-Range Missiles Fired Into Sea ; No Neighboring Countries Threatened.

The military described them as “very inappropriate” because they occurred while the world is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak. It urged North Korea to stop launching weapons.

In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

The talks remain stalled since the breakdown of a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Vietnam in early 2019.

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