(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to South Korea’s military, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast last Wednesday, just one day before US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Seoul.
The launch happened two days after South Korean and US soldiers conducted a military exercise with an aircraft carrier in waters off South Korea’s east coast. North Korea launched another ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Sunday. The missiles were fired from the Sunan area of Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, between 6:10 and 6:20 p.m. (0900-0920 GMT).
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the rockets traveled 225 miles, reaching a height of 19 miles and a maximum velocity of Mach 6. A thorough investigation is ongoing.
In a separate statement, the office of President Yoon Suk-yeol stated that the national security council of South Korea held an emergency meeting to condemn the test and pledged to continue building an “overwhelming” capacity to deter North Korea.
Reports of the most recent launches were not mentioned in the state media of North Korea, but Kim Jong Un, the country’s leader, has stated that the government is developing nuclear weapons and missiles to protect North Korea from threats from the United States.
North Korean state media did not mention the reports of the latest launches, but its leader Kim Jong Un has said its development of nuclear weapons and missiles is meant to defend North Korea against U.S. threats.
Japan’s coast guard also reported a suspected ballistic missile test, which its minister of state for defense, Toshiro Ino, condemned as unacceptable. He said Pyongyang’s repeated missile launches imperiled Japanese and international security.
Reports show Harris described Sunday’s missile launch as part of an illicit weapons program that threatens regional stability and violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions in a speech delivered aboard the Destroyer USS Howard in Yokosuka, Japan.
Vice President Harris landed in Seoul, South Korea, after a stop in Japan. She went to the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which separates the two neighboring countries.
North Korea has tested missiles at an unprecedented pace this year.
They have no fear of President Joe Biden or his vacuous sidekick.