North Korea Tests Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

By Ivan Pentchoukov |

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ceremony upon his departure from Russia, outside the railway station in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 26, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/ AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea for the first time in two months on July 25, according to South Korean officials.

The missiles were fired from near the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, with one flying roughly 270 miles and the other 430 miles before splashing into the Sea of Japan off the coast of North Korea, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. South Korea’s presidential Blue House described the weapons as “a new kind of short-range ballistic missiles.”

North Korean state media didn’t report the launches.

A senior Trump administration official told The Epoch Times that the White House is aware of the reports but declined to provide further comment.

North Korea is banned by the United Nations Security Council from launching ballistic missiles. The communist regime is currently under 11 rounds of sanctions, which are typically imposed in response to long-range launches.

The missiles were fired from mobile launchers and flew at an altitude of approximately 30 miles, according to a South Korean defense official.

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