North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles in the night from Friday to Saturday. The projectiles landed in the Sea of Japan, between the Korean peninsula and Japan, both the South Korean Ministry of Defense and the Japanese Coast Guard reported. It is North Korea’s fourth missile test in a week.
This year, North Korea has already conducted a record number of more than 20 missile tests. The country is thus trying to increase pressure on the West, since nuclear talks with the United States have stalled.
On Thursday, North Korea also fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan. That happened hours after US Vice President Kamala Harris left neighboring South Korea, which she had visited.
The US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is also in the region. The ship participated in military exercises with Japan and South Korea in the Sea of Japan. Those exercises were intended to deter North Korea.
According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the two missiles reached a height of 50 kilometers and a distance of 350 and 400 kilometers. The missiles followed an erratic route, which could indicate that they can maneuver during their flight. This makes them harder to track and shoot from the sky.
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