The Japan Coast Guard said two North Korean ballistic missiles were fired into the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday.
Published: 2021-09-15 01:42 am
North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles off east coast

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday — two days after the country said it successfully test-fired new long-range cruise missiles, South Korea’s military said.

The latest missiles were fired into waters off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Japan’s coast guard said the missiles landed in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula outside of the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone.

No ships or aircraft reported damage, the Coast Guard said.

On Monday, the Hermit Kingdom said the test launches of newly developed missiles struck targets 932 miles away on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

The North called the missiles “strategic weapon(s) of great significance.”

The reported weekend launch was North Korea’s first known testing activity since March.

People watch a news program showing part of a North Korean handout photo that says, “North Korea’s long-range cruise missiles tests,” in Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 13, 2021.
North Korea reportedly restarted the main reactor used to produce plutonium for nuclear weapon last month.

Nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea have hit a wall since a 2019 summit between then-President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Talks stalled after the US had rejected North Korea’s demand for major sanctions relief in return to a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities.

There has been no progress under the Biden administration with North Korea rejecting any chances at a dialogue and demanding the US government first abandon its “hostile” policies.

With Post wires

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