Three days after South Korea and the United States agreed to weigh an expansion of their joint military armies to deter nuclear threats from North Korea, this Wednesday launched two ballistic missiles into the seaThe South Korean military reported.
They launched missiles towards the coasts
It should be noted that a statement by the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff indicates that the missiles were launched into the waters off the east coast of North Korea. No further details were released. It was the 17th round of missile launches by North Korea so far this year.
Experts have said North Korea’s tests are aimed at modernizing its arsenal and applying pressure to its rivals amid a long-running deadlock in diplomatic efforts.
The unusual pace of North Korea’s weapons tests this year in March included its first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile since 2017.
US and South Korean intelligence officials have said Pyongyang will soon carry out its first nuclear test in nearly five years.