The leaders of South Korea and Japan will hold a meeting throughout the day in the face of the military escalation of the regime, which has carried out six tests in less than two weeks
The exchange of projectiles continues on the Korean peninsula for another day. Early today, Wednesday, the North Korean regime fired another two short-range ballistic missiles, as revealed by the neighboring country’s Army. With this yahtml, there are six trials in North Korea in less than two weeks, about forty so far this year.
This launch comes just two days after the previous one, an intermediate-range missile that flew over the northern part of Japan for the first time in five years, setting off alarms in the country, and traveled some 4,600 kilometers before crashing into waters to the east of the Japanese archipelago. , the longest distance covered to date by a North Korean projectile.
In response, the United States and South Korea resorted to ejections of their own yesterday, although one of the South Korean weapons experienced a technical failure and ended up crashing. The US also announced the return of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which had left the area after the conclusion last week of submarine warfare exercises with the armed forces of South Korea and Japan. Starting today, the ship will participate in a new round of exercises.
Their mobilization has provoked an official statement of protest by North Korea, which has also denounced the actions of the US before the United Nations Security Council for what the regime considers “fair response measures by the People’s Army of Korea before the joint military exercises». The US, for its part, has accused China and Russia of enabling Kim Jong-un’s arms race by blocking the imposition of new sanctions through his veto power in the UN institution.
Both shots occurred in Samsok, one of the districts of the North Korean capital Pyongyang, between 6:01 and 6:23 in the morning (local time). The first projectile has covered about 350 kilometers at a height of 80 and the second 800 at 60, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. “The continuous launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea represent a serious provocation that threatens not only the peace and stability of the peninsula, but also of international society,” the agency has sentenced through a text collected by the Yonhap news agency.
The South Korean military maintains constant communication with its US counterpart, he added. In addition, President Yoon Suk-yeol is expected to talk with the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, throughout the day today, before this new North Korean missile, the last one only until the next.
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