The DPRK launched on Wednesday two ballistic missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, one of which fell within the exclusive economic zone of Japan. This was stated at a press conference in Tokyo by Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers Yoshihide Suga.
“North Korea launched two ballistic missiles this morning. One of them fell into the Sea of Japan within our exclusive economic zone in the Shimane Prefecture. There are currently no reports of damage to fishing vessels. We continue to collect information,” he said.
Japan convenes a meeting of the National Security Council with the participation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as the heads of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense in connection with missile launches carried out on Wednesday by the DPRK, Suga noted.
“We are gathering a Security Council meeting to discuss the situation around missile launches in North Korea and work out further measures. Prime Minister Abe ordered to collect all available information and ensure the safety of ships and aircraft,” he said.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Japan, the DPRK launched one missile, which reached an altitude of 900 km and could be divided into two parts.
According to the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea, launches were made from the Wonsan port area on the east coast of the country.
Since July of this year, the DPRK regularly launches short-range ballistic missiles. In August alone, Pyongyang conducted five such tests.
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