The missiles were fired this Wednesday from Onchon, in the North Korean province of South Pyongan, according to the same sources cited by Yonhap, who did not give more details of the launches at the moment.
North Korea shot this wednesday two cruise missiles to the Yellow Sea (called the West Sea in the two Koreas), according to the Yonhap agency, citing South Korean military sources. This is the first launch of cruise missiles by North Korea since last January.
The missiles were fired this Wednesday from Onchonin the North Korean province of South Pyongan, according to the same sources cited by Yonhap, who did not give more details of the launches at the moment.
They added that the intelligence services of South Korea and the United States they are analyzing the new north korean weapons test and that the allies maintain their position of military readiness.
The North Korean action comes just two days after the South Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol, offered an economic aid plan to North Korea in case the regime opted for the denuclearization.
Joint military exercises
The North Korean launch also occurs in the absence of a few days for the US and South Korea to resume large-scale military maneuvers that they had parked in favor of rapprochement with the North, a process that was aborted after the failure of the Hanoi denuclearization summit in early 2019.
In any case, the use of this type of projectile by North Korea is not punished by UN sanctions, which focus on ballistic missiles and the nuclear tests of the regime.
North Korea has been isolated from the outside since the pandemic began in 2020 and this year has made a record number of projectile tests after approving a weapons modernization plan last year.
The regime has rejected health aid and offers of dialogue from Washington and Seoul – which are responding in turn with a “extended deterrence“- and has now completed preparations for its first nuclear test in five years.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.