Three missiles — one followed by two short-range missiles — were launched, according to South Korean joint military chiefs Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – was launched by the Pyongyang regime on Thursday, November 3 towards the Sea of Japan. “Launch of North Korea’s ICBM ends in failure” while separating the rocket’s second stage, the South Korean military said.
According to the latter, this intercontinental ballistic missile traveled 760 km at a maximum altitude of 1,920 km and a speed of Mach 15 (15 times the speed of sound). The other two missiles had a range of about 330 km at Mach 5 and a maximum altitude of 70 km. Air raid sirens sounded for the second day in a row on the South Korean island of Ulleungdo, 120 km east of the Korean peninsula, local media reported.
“Day in and day out continuous firing of missiles is an outrage and cannot be tolerated”, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday. This initiation Stresses the need for all countries to fully implement Security Council resolutions US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the ban on North Korea. On October 4, a North Korean missile flew over Japan for the first time in five years.
On Wednesday, North Korea had already fired 23 missiles, one of which was intercepted “Northern Boundary Line” (NLL) extends the inter-Korean land boundary into the sea while it is in international waters. It fired about a hundred artillery strikes near the Korean border in the east of the peninsula. The South retaliated by firing three missiles into the sea near where one of the North’s missiles landed.
According to the South Korean military, this is the first time since the end of the Korean War in 1953 that a North Korean missile has completed its course so close to the South’s territorial waters.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday that the shooting had taken place “A Practical Territorial Invasion”. Southern authorities have closed several air routes over the Sea of Japan “Ensuring the Safety of Passengers on Routes to America and Japan”.
Pyongyang’s show of force comes at a time when South Korea and the US are conducting their largest-ever air drills in the region. North Korea sees this type of maneuver as a dress rehearsal for future invasions of its territory.
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