North Korea and South Korea Test Missiles
Headline Roundup September 15th, 2021
On Wednesday, North Korea and South Korea tested ballistic missiles in an apparent display of military might that may exacerbate tensions between the rival countries. North Korea fired two ballistic missiles across its east coast, while South Korea tested its first submarine-launched ballistic missile. No aircraft or ships were damaged by the missile launches.
The launches, a breach of U.N. resolutions, occurred as talks aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear program are stalled. Some reports noted that the launches show how North Korea, despite a severe economic crisis, has continued to develop weapons.
North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into waters off its eastern coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) has confirmed.
JCS said the missiles were launched from central North Korea and that South Korea, along with U.S. intelligence authorities, is currently analyzing more details about the launches.
Japan’s coast guard said it believes the two missiles were launched five minutes apart, at 12:38 p.m. and 12:43 p.m. local time (11:38 p.m. and 11:43 p.m. ET) and that they landed outside its exclusive economic zone in the waters between Japan and the Korean...
North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles across its east coast, South Korea's military says, its first ballistic missile test in six months.
The tests, a breach of UN resolutions, came as South Korea and China held meetings in an effort to get the North to resume denuclearisation talks.
The launches show the North has continued to develop its weapons despite a severe economic crisis.
Hours later, the South tested its first submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The test of the missile known as SLBM was pre-planned and not in reaction to...
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday and South Korea said hours later that it had carried out a successful test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The rival launches intensified an arms race between the two countries amid stalled nuclear diplomacy with the United States and just two days after Pyongyang said it had tested a new cruise missile.
The first weapons activity by Kim Jong Un's regime in almost six months came as President Joe Biden's envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, was in Tokyo for talks with Japan and South Korea...
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