Seoul, South Korea (Fox Weekly) — A South Korean Ministry of National Defense spokesman has confirmed reports that North Korea has fired ’25 short-range’ missiles into the sea. These launches are reportedly said to be ‘provocation’ coming from the communist Korean peninsula.
The first report was that North Korea had fired only 10 missiles, but the number of missiles launched has been lifted.
“We evaluate it as a firing demonstration in response to the joint drill between South Korea and the U.S. We are currently additionally analyzing its intention,” said spokesman Kim Min-Seok, warning, “North Korea should halt any actions that can stir military tension and create uneasiness to the neighboring countries.”
On Sunday, the rockets appeared to have landed near the Sea of Japan. The missiles launches could be a form of provocation for the recent U.S. military drills that took place in South Korea. The U.S. has announced that they are aware of the situation and are monitoring it very closely.
Reported by Jose Betancourt-Florez