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North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Into Eastern Waters

Added 09-15-21 03:07:02am EST - “North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its eastern coast two days after claiming to have tested a new cruise missile in a resumption of its weapons displays after a six-month lull.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Into Eastern Waters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FILE - In this Sept. 9th file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a balcony during a celebration of the nation's 73rd anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea. AP hide caption

FILE - In this Sept. 9th file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a balcony during a celebration of the nation's 73rd anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its eastern coast Wednesday afternoon, two days after claiming to have tested a newly developed missile in a resumption of its weapons displays after a six-month lull.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were launched from central North Korea, and Japan's coast guard said they landed outside its exclusive economic zone in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Seoul said South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities are analyzing more details about the launches, and that the South had boosted its anti-North Korea surveillance.

"The firings threaten the peace and safety of Japan and the region and are absolutely outrageous," Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said. "The government of Japan is determined to further step up our vigilance and surveillance to be prepared for any contingencies."

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