On Sunday, North Korea fired several short-range ballistic missiles into the sea from various locations.
The test was unprecedented in its kind because in one day, eight consecutive missiles were fired in four different directions at 35-minute intervals from the west and east coasts and two areas north and near Pyongyang.
The announcement was made by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean Army at a joint press conference with the US General. “The range of these missiles was 110 to 670 kilometers, which were launched at a maximum altitude of 25 to 80 kilometers and at a speed of Mach 3 to 6,” he added.
According to Japanese Defense Minister Nobu Kishi, none of the missiles hit the Japan Special Economic Zone.
The move comes just one day after the end of a three-day US-South Korean naval exercise with US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea. This was the first time that the United States had sent a warship after five years of joint US-South Korean exercises.
The launch of these missiles by North Korea is the 18th round of missile tests in 2022.
It is said that in the heat of Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, less attention is paid to it by the UN Security Council.
Earlier, Russia and China vetoed a US resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea over its June 4 missile tests, including a short-range intercontinental ballistic missile test. The tests came just as Biden was returning from a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to defending both Japan and South Korea against the North Korean nuclear threat.