The announcement comes weeks after Pyongyang announced the end of its moratorium on long-range ballistic missile testing.
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Monday (March 2nd), the South Korean military said. The two missiles were fired from the Wonsan region on the east coast towards Est, above the sea, said the south korean joint staff in a statement. “The army is monitoring possible other launches and is getting ready”, can we read in the press release.
These shots occur a few weeks after Pyongyang announced the end of its moratorium on long-range ballistic missile tests. North Korea had carried out a series of shots at the end of last year, the last of which in November, sometimes speaking of ballistic missile or test missile fire. “multiple launch system for large caliber guided rockets”. He also tested an engine in December.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced the end of the moratorium on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests at the end of December at a meeting of dignitaries from the ruling party in North Korea. He also threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”. The peninsula experienced remarkable relaxation in 2018, illustrated by historic meetings between Kim Jong-un and American President Donald Trump.
But negotiations on denuclearization have stalled since the second summit between the two men, in February 2019 in Hanoi (Vietnam). Pyongyang has in the past fired missiles capable of reaching the entire continental United States. North Korea has also carried out six nuclear tests, the last of which was that of a device sixteen times more powerful than the bomb that devastated Hiroshima in 1945, according to high estimates.