Japanese government sources confirmed the launch, adding that the missiles landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the missiles reached a height of 50 kilometers.
Pyongyang’s latest missile launch took place on Sunday, and it was detected on Wednesday, the day before US Vice President Kamala Harris visits South Korea. Harris is scheduled to visit the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas.
Meanwhile, the joint military exercises between America and South Korea, which began on Monday, are taking place on the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula, and the operation includes – among others – the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan.
Also on Wednesday, South Korean intelligence announced that Pyongyang may soon conduct its seventh nuclear test.
Citing intelligence, a South Korean lawmaker said work at the Pongje-ri nuclear test site in northeastern North Korea has been completed, and there are indications that the test will take place after the Chinese Communist Party congress that begins on October 16. Before the midterm elections on November 8 in the United States.
North Korea has conducted six of these tests so far, all at this facility, with the latest in September 2017. Pyongyang has carried out a record number of missile launches in 2022, firing more than 30 missiles, including, for the first time since 2017. Intercontinental ballistic missile.
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