North Korea launched two ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Thursday, as the United States redeployed one of its aircraft carriers near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s recent launch of a powerful nuclear-capable missile over Japan.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the launches were made 22 minutes apart from the North’s capital region.
It said South Korea has boosted its surveillance posture and maintains a readiness in close co-ordination with the U.S.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also confirmed the launches, saying the weapons firings are “absolutely intolerable.”
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