North Korea Fires Short Range Missiles

North Korea Fires Short Range Missiles

North Korea Fires Short Range Missiles

Now, the United States military Pacific Command has said North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles over a 20 minute period, just days after American officials praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for not undertaking any missile tests since July.

The North American Aerospace Defence Command said the launches of short-range missiles from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.

A variety of military hardware, including aircraft, missiles launchers and self-propelled howitzers, were used at the event on Friday, a national holiday commemorating the date the country's "military first" Songun policy was adopted, Efe news quoted the Korean Central New Agency as saying (KCNA).

The U.S. Pacific Command said that one of the three ballistic missiles had blown up immediately after blastoff, but that two others had traveled about 155 miles before splashing down.

"We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely", Pacific Command said. "U.S".

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The South Korean president has said his country and its US ally do not have any intention to attack the North. The move was immediately reported to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

"There has been no direct impact on the security of our country", but prime minister Shinzo Abe " has told us to stay alert, strengthened, and to do our best to respond to any situation in order to protect the lives and property of our people", added the spokesperson.

The missiles used would not have the ability to strike Guam, the USA said.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises, which mainly involve computer simulations rather than battlefield maneuvers or fly-overs with bombers, are now taking place in South Korea.

North Korea's state media reported on Saturday that Mr Kim had guided a contest of amphibious landing and aerial strike by its army against targets modelled after South Korean islands near the sea border on the west coast.

Last month it carried out two successful ICBM launches, overseen by Kim and apparently bringing most of its sworn enemy the United States into range for the first time.

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