Ballistic missiles on Armed Forces Day…4th in a week

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Yesterday, on Armed Forces Day, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea.

This is the fourth time in a week already.

This is reporter Shin Jeong-yeon.

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4 hours before Armed Forces Day

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area of ​​Pyongyang into the East Sea.

He flew 350 km at an altitude of 30 km and the speed was found to be Mach 6.

The missile’s specifications are being analyzed, but if fired from Pyongyang, it will fall within the strike range as far as Gyeryongdae, South Chungcheong Province, where the Armed Forces Day commemoration ceremony was held.

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“It is a serious provocation that harms the peace and security of the international community as well as on the Korean Peninsula, and is a clear violation of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.”

It is unusual for North Korea to fire a missile on our Armed Forces Day.

The provocation appears to be aware of the show of advanced power as various weapons to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats at the ceremony.

It is also a reaction against the fact that the South Korea-US joint exercise was followed by the three countries’ joint exercise in the East Sea this week.

Starting with one shot on the 25th of last month, which coincided with the training period, North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles into the East Sea at different locations and times for a week.

He also broke the practice of non-provocation during the ROK-USA training period, but it seems that they believed in nuclear weapons which even created a legal basis for their use and increased the intensity of their provocations.

The presidential office held an emergency standing committee of the National Security Council, criticizing North Korea, saying, “North Korea is only focused on provocations, although the public’s livelihood is critical due to the economic hardship and quarantine crisis. ”

This is Jeongyeon Shin from MBC News.

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