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North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles

TOKYO, Jul 25 (NHK) –
Japan’s Defense Ministry says North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Monday evening, and that they seem to have fallen within the Sea of Japan, outdoors the nation’s unique financial zone.

Ministry officers mentioned the 2 missiles have been fired eastward from an inland space of North Korea, with the primary launch at round 11:54 p.m. and the second at about 11:59 p.m.

The officers imagine that the missiles flew some 350 to 400 kilometers and reached an altitude of roughly 100 kilometers.

They mentioned there have been no studies of injury to Japanese vessels or plane from the missiles.

The Japanese authorities lodged a protest with North Korea, saying the nation’s actions violate UN Security Council resolutions and threaten the peace and safety of Japan, the area and the worldwide group.

North Korea mentioned it test-fired a newly developed solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile on July 12. This was adopted by the launches of two ballistic missiles every week later.

The newest launches marked the 14th time this yr for North Korea to fireside ballistic missiles or projectiles that use ballistic-missile know-how.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency says Monday’s missile-firings might have been in response to visits to the South by US submarines.

A US nuclear-powered submarine able to carrying nuclear weapons made a port name in Busan for 4 days by July 21.

Another US nuclear-powered submarine arrived in Jeju Island on Monday.

North Korea is making ready to have fun the seventieth anniversary of the Korean War Armistice on July 27.

Japan, South Korea and the United States are cautious of doable additional motion by North Korea.

Jul 25 () – 政府関係者によりますと、北朝鮮から発射された弾道ミサイルの可能性のあるものは、日本のEEZ(排他的経済水域)の外側に落下したとみられるということです。

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