North Korea on Saturday carried out a test launch of several short-range missiles from the port of Wonsan on the East coast of the country. This was reported by Yonhap Agency with reference to the Committee of chiefs of staff (CCS) of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea.
Earlier it was reported about the launch of one rocket. According to the CCS, the missiles flew a distance of 70 to 200 km in the direction of Japan sea. “Our military is closely monitoring the actions of North Korea in close coordination with the USA”, — stated in the message CCS.
The government of Japan also stated that the missiles were not ballistic missiles and did not reach the country’s exclusive economic zone.
Last time Pyongyang conducted missile tests in November 2017. Then was tested the rocket of a new type “Hwasong 15”, which climbed to an altitude of 4475 km and covered a distance of 950 km. At the end of the launch, North Korea said that the rocket “Hwasong 15” can carry a nuclear warhead, within her reach is the entire territory of the United States.
In April 2018, Pyongyang announced the rejection of nuclear weapons tests, as well as ballistic missiles of various ranges, in order to develop the socialist economy of the country and improve the standard of living of the population.