July 25, 2019

North Korea fires ‘new type of ballistic missile’ into sea toward Japan

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists Simon Denyer, John Hudson

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast into the Sea of Japan on Thursday morning, according to the South Korean government, in the first such launch since President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late June.

They were launched near the coastal city of Wonsan at 5:34 and 5:57 a.m., respectively, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, with officials later saying the first missile flew about 265 miles at an altitude of about 30 miles, and the second traveling some 430 miles.

South Korea’s National Security Council said it had assessed the projectiles to be a “new type of short-range ballistic missile,” but said it would make a final conclusion in coordination with the United States.

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  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...