North Korea continues to launch ballistic missiles into the East Sea

On May 12, the military of South Korea stated North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles onto the country’s eastern seaboard.

The launch was detected at 4:29 p.m. from the Sunan area of Pyongyang, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) (local time). Other information concerning the launch has not been made public.

Despite expectations that Pyongyang may reduce its weapons testing while it implements rigorous quarantine measures, North Korea launched its 16th rocket this year. on the same day, the first recorded case of COVID-19 was formally announced.

The South Korean Presidential Office said the same day that the National Security Office of the South Korean Presidential Palace had called an emergency conference to discuss Pyongyang’s latest move. The meeting will be chaired by National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Ministry of Defense claimed the same day that a North Korean ballistic missile had landed beyond Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

North Korea launched a device that was thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile on May 4 and a submarine-launched ballistic missile three days later.

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