September 30, 2022 11:14
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from South Pyongan Province toward the East Sea on Thursday evening.
The latest missile launch was a further show of force as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris paid a flying visit to South Korea and the two allies conducted massive maritime drills.
It was the North's third missile provocation in five days. It fired one short-range ballistic missile from North Pyongan Province on Sunday, and two more from the Sunan area of Pyongyang on Wednesday.
Pundits say it is rare for the North to fire missiles while South Korea and the U.S. are holding joint military exercises, especially when a U.S. aircraft carrier is stationed in the South. But the launches occurred when Harris had already left South Korea and was on her way back to Washington.
- Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com