UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — North Korea launched two missiles eastward, the Yonhap news agency reported citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea.
The missiles were fired at 6:53 and 7:12 from areas of Kaechon city, South Pyongan province, about 80 km north of the capital Pyongyang, in a northeast direction towards the Sea of Japan, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
This happened just a few hours after North Korea proposed resuming nuclear talks with the United States.
Both missiles flew about 330 km across the peninsula, reaching a maximum height of about 50-60 km, the military said, refusing to confirm whether two shells landed in the East Sea.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff added that intelligence agencies in South Korea and the United States are analyzing their exact type.
“Our military is monitoring the situation in the event of additional launches and supporting a preparedness position,” said a representative of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In response to recent launches, South Korea held an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSS) under the chairmanship of Chung Yu-Young, head of the presidential national security department, and reviewed general security conditions on the Korean peninsula.
In Washington, one senior US government official said he was aware of the latest missile launches and was closely monitoring the situation in collaboration with his allies.
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