North Korea fired two ballistic missiles from the east coast, had tested the cruise missile two days ago
South Korea's military fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, two days after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un claimed a successful test of a long-range cruise missile. Earlier, senior US and South Korean diplomats called on North Korea to return to the negotiating table over its missile and nuclear programs. North Korea's ongoing talks with the US regarding nuclear disarmament have been on hold since 2019.
South Korean and US intelligence officials are analyzing North Korean launches. At the same time, Japan's Coast Guard confirmed that both missiles fell outside the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone. The Coast Guard said no ship or aircraft were reported damaged.
No enmity with North Korea
The US ambassador, who arrived for a meeting with Asian allies, said on Tuesday that the US does not have animosity towards North Korea. The US expects North Korea to respond positively to its offer of talks on its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program. Top officials of the US, Japan and South Korea met on Tuesday to end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear ambitions.
increased risk of military confrontation
Let us tell you that North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests and has developed an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. This has increased the risk of military confrontation and the imposition of international sanctions. North Korea says it needs nuclear weapons to counter the US and South Korea.