South Korea’s National Security Council convenes meeting in response to North Korea’s weapons test
North Korea they have launched 8 ballistic missiles short range to sea of japan (called East Sea in Korea), reported Joint Chiefs of Staff Korean (JCS) in a statement analyzing the launch.
The South Korean military indicated that the shots were fired between 9:08 and 9:43 local time (0:08 and 0:43 GMT). Namein the capital, Pyongyangaccording to the text.
projectile He covered 110 kms and 670 kms. flew between At an altitude of 25 km to 90 km, at a speed of Mach 3 to 6, the JCS indicated.
“While our military strengthens vigil against potential new launches, it maintains a posture of full readiness, as well as closely cooperating America“, JCS said.
Sources with reserve information told the local Yonhap news agency that the missiles may have been launched “sporadically”, probably from a mobile launcher (TEL).
National Security Council of South Korea A meeting convened in response to North Korea’s weapons test, the third since President Eun Suk-yol came to power on May 10.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffIn-Cheol Won shared the situation via video conference with the commander in charge of the Joint Forces with the United States, Paul Lacamara“and reaffirmed North Korea’s joint defense capability and readiness to promptly detect any provocation”, he disclosed.
“North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launch is a serious provocation that not only harms the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, but also harms the international community, and we strongly condemn and seek immediate action against them,” the official said. urge to stop.” a statement.
Today is the eighteenth weapons test of these characteristics. PyongyangWhich has had a record number of tests so far this year, and after May 25 it fired what is believed to be a test. Missile Balstico Intercontinental (ICBM) and two short-range ballistic missiles.
That launch came right after the US President, Joe Bidenfinished his first Asian tour in Japan, which also took him South Koreawhere the international agenda focused on addressing the challenges of arms Pyongyang,
The times of special tension come amid North Korean missile launches North KoreaAlso with its neighboring countries and the US, whose denuclearization talks with the regime have been stalled since 2019.
The South Korean and US governments have also for weeks been hinting at an impending nuclear test in Pyongyang, which has already completed preparations for it.
according to the norms of