North Korea launches two missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea launches two missiles into Sea of Japan

Seoul — North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two Nodong-type ballistic missiles into the sea, upping the ante after a series of short-range missile and rocket launches in recent weeks, the South’s defence ministry said.

The tests came as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit in the Hague and pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul’s security concerns in the face of nuclear-armed North Korea.

The missiles were both fired in the early hours of Wednesday and flew 650 kilometres (400 miles) into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), a defence ministry spokesman told AFP.

He said the missiles were believed to be Nodong variants, which are considered medium-range at their maximum reach of between 1,000 and 1,500 kilometres. …

Over the past four weeks, North Korea has conducted multiple launches of short-range Scud missiles and rockets to coincide with the annual joint military drills South Korea is conducting with the United States.

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