The North Korean news agency KCNA announced that North Korea launched two cruise missiles from a submarine on Sunday (12), just hours before the joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States.
The missiles were launched towards the sea in the coastal city of Sinpo (eastern North Korea) on Sunday morning, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
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At the moment, the South Korean military said it detected one unidentified missile launch, without giving details, Yonhap news agency reported. South Korea said the military was on high alert and the country’s intelligence agency was working with its US counterpart to analyze details of the launch.
The missiles traveled 1,500 kilometers
The Korean Central News Agency said the drills were successful as the missiles reportedly traveled about 1,500 kilometers and hit their designated and unidentified targets in the waters off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.
The agency also noted that the launch “demonstrates North Korea’s firm determination to confront a situation in which the forces of” US imperialism and its South Korean puppet appear more clearly as maneuvers “against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. .
According to the Korean Central News Agency, the launch made it possible to “check the current operational status of nuclear deterrents in various places.”
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