South Korean military: North Korea fires cruise missiles

South Korean military: North Korea fires cruise missiles

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North Korea has been testing rockets and cruise missiles for several days.

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Seoul North Korea has fired several cruise missiles in a new weapons test, according to South Korean information. The missiles were shot down on the east coast on Wednesday, the general staff of the South Korean armed forces said in Seoul. So they flew east towards the sea.

It was North Korea’s fourth weapons test since South Korea and the United States began joint maneuvers. The eleven-day exercise is scheduled to last until Thursday.

North Korea is prohibited by UN resolutions from testing ballistic missiles, which – depending on the design – can also carry nuclear warheads.

Tests of cruise missiles are not subject to sanctions against Pyongyang. However, such weapons can also be used to deploy nuclear warheads.

After an unprecedented series of missile tests last year, North Korea has again tested multiple missiles and guided missiles this year. The communist-ruled country is largely isolated internationally.

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