North Korea Fires “Several Unidentified Projectiles” Into East Sea
After going more than a month without a ballistic missile test – which some analysts had taken as indication that Trump’s hard-ball tactics with Kim are working – moments ago Yonhap reported, and ABC confirmed, that North Korea has reportedly launched what appear to be several short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea.
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the North fired several “unidentified projectiles” from the vicinity Gitdaeryong in Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m local time. The projectiles flew more than 250 kilometers in the northeastern direction, it added. South Korea and U.S. militaries are analyzing additional information.
Japanese government officials told Japan’s Kyodo news service that the North has fired “a projectile” into the waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan. If confirmed, it will be the North’s fifteenth missile test this year, and its first since restrictive new UN sanctions were imposed earlier this month.