North Korea launches ballistic missile on Armed Forces Day

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Today, on the 74th Armed Forces Day, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the East Sea.

It is already the fourth provocation in one week, and is being analyzed as a reaction to yesterday’s South Korea-US-Japan joint exercise.

By Shin Jeong-yeon.

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff said today that it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired by North Korea into the East Sea from the Sunan area of ​​Pyongyang, North Korea between 6:45 and 7:03 am today.

The flight range was 350 kilometers, the altitude was 30 kilometers, and the speed was found to be Mach 6.

South Korea, the United States and Japan held joint anti-submarine warfare exercises in the high seas of the East Sea to the east of Dokdo from morning until yesterday evening, which is analyzed as an armed demonstration against this.

North Korea has been teasing every day since the US nuclear aircraft carrier, Ronald Reagan, entered Busan late last month.

On the 25th, 28th, 29th of last month, and for a week until today, seven ballistic missiles were fired into the East Sea.

Also, today, as our Armed Forces Day, a large-scale ceremony was held in Gyeryongdae, Chungcheongnam-do.

It is very likely that North Korea is targeting and provoking it, as it shows advanced power such as South Korea’s 3-axis system that responds to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

It is analyzed that there is also a character of opposition to South Korea-USA-Japan military cooperation in view of North Korea’s advanced nuclear and missile capabilities.

It also appears to be aimed at criticism of North Korea’s ballistic missile launch program from the Demilitarized Zone on the 29th of last month by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Meanwhile, the presidential office held a standing committee of the National Security Council in relation to North Korea’s missile launch, condemning North Korea’s successive violations of Security Council resolutions and exploring countermeasures.

This is Jeongyeon Shin from MBC News.

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