North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles bringing the total number of ballistic missile launches to seven in the last two weeks.
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea fired the two missiles from the city of Munchon on Sunday morning (1:47 AM) and the second one six minutes later. The ballistic missiles reached an altitude of 60 miles and traveled 217 miles before falling outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
The South Korean government condemned the launch, saying they were a “clear violation” of UN Security Council resolutions and a “serious provocation.”
North Korea released the following statement “Our missile tests are a normal, planned self-defense measure to protect our country’s security and regional peace from direct US military threats.”