Before the escalation of the past few weeks, the Pyongyang regime had not launched missiles for nearly four months
North Korea carried out another missile test, the 25th since the beginning of the year, launching two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. This was reported by the governments of Tokyo and Seoul, specifying that both missiles fell out of the exclusive economic zone of Japan after traveling about 350 kilometers at a maximum altitude of 100 kilometers.
Since the end of September, the Kyodo agency notes, North Korea has been conducting tests at a pace never seen before. Before the escalation of the past few weeks, the Pyongyang regime had not launched missiles for nearly four months.
“We must continue to closely monitor future provocative actions,” Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters in the city of Suzuka, central Japan, while Japan’s Deputy Defense Minister Toshiro Ino said the launches of North Korean missiles “threaten the peace and security of our nation, the region and the international community, therefore we strongly condemn them”.