Widget Image
Follow PPD Social Media
Follow Us:
People's Pundit Locals Community
Friday, October 7, 2022
HomeNewsWorldNorth Korea Fired Multiple Banned Ballistic Missiles, South Korean Officials Say

North Korea Fired Multiple Banned Ballistic Missiles, South Korean Officials Say

North-Korean-Leader-Kim-Jong-Un
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in Pyongyang. (Photo: Reuters)

South Korea claimed North Korea fired four banned ballistic missiles on Monday morning in response to the South’s joint military exercises with the United States. They flew between roughly 620 miles (appx. 1,000 km) into the ocean off its east coast before landing in the water.

The latest test by the North follows several others in recent months, including a new intermediate-range missile in February.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that these tests by North Korea has become “a new kind of threat.” Japanese officials said three of the four missiles landed in the 200-nautical-mile offshore area, where Tokyo has sovereign rights for exploring and exploiting resources.

[social-media-buttons]

It wasn’t immediately clear which type of ballistic missile or missiles were launched, but Pyongyang has in its arsenal the capability to reach 10,000 kilometers.

north-korean-missile-launch

North Korean Missile Capabilities

The North and South remain in a technical state of war. The 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The U.S. and South Korea say the military drills on the Korean Peninsula are defensive in nature and routine.

[social-media-buttons]

Written by
Staff Writing Group

People's Pundit Daily delivers reader-funded data journalism covering the latest news in politics, polls, elections, business, the economy and markets.

No comments

leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

People's Pundit Daily
You have %%pigeonMeterAvailable%% free %%pigeonCopyPage%% remaining this month. Get unlimited access and support reader-funded, independent data journalism.

Start a 14-day free trial now. Pay later!

Start Trial