Seoul, South Korea – North and South Korea fired ballistic missiles this Wednesday, Sept 15, increasing tensions in the region which has always been a volatile zone on the planet earth.
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Pyongyang fired two missiles, on Wednesday, with a difference of five minutes. The first one was fired at around 12:38 pm and then the second one was fired at 12:43, near Korean Peninsula’s East coast – reports received from the Coast guard in Japan.
According to South Korea’s defense ministry statement, Seoul, three hours later that test, fired submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) from the ROKS Dosan Ahn Changho submarine weighed 3700 tons. Before revealing any further information, the ministry told the news outlets that the fire hit the target.
Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, was also there during the missile testing – ministry reported.
South Korea has started improving its weapon development, including missile power, as it attempts to become least dependent on the US. Thereby they are more cautious about their missile program reaching new heights in North Korea.
In May, President Joe Biden and Moon terminated a 40-year-old contract that restricted the payload and range of missiles of South Korea.
North Korea, in a statement from KCNA, called the termination of those restrictions a “deliberate and hostile act” by US, Washington. They promised to “counter the US on the principle of strength for strength.”
The country’s ministry further stated that South Korea got the rank of 7th in the world military after launching those missiles, who victoriously fired SLBM.
Other nations that have SLBM power have nuclear capabilities as well. However, South Korea is lying behind in nuclear power.
Back then, on Wednesday, North Korea launched unidentified missiles in the waters near the East coast, Korean Peninsula – reported South Korea’s chief of staff.
South Korea reported that the missile covered 500 miles of distance as they moved as high as 37 miles.
Defense Ministry of Japan reported getting North Korean missiles into waters in the outer region of their dedicated economic zone.
Yoshihide Suga, Japanese Prime Minister, called those launches “outrageous,” saying they “threaten the peace and security of our country and region.”
However, the US military in Hawaii stated that those launches “did not pose any immediate threat” to the United States. Further, in a statement, it was revealed that the fired missiles “highlight the destabilizing impact of the DPRK’s illicit weapons program.”