North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in both Koreas) on Tuesday, the South Korean army reported the day after Seoul and Washington began extensive maneuvers.
"Our military detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched into the East Sea from Jangyeon in South Hwanghae province at around 07:41 and 07:51 today," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.
This launch came after Pyongyang launched two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine on Sunday.
This is the seventh launch so far this year by the North Korean regime, which has promised to give an "unprecedented response" to the allies' Freedom Shield spring exercises that began on Sunday and will last until March 23.
A US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is also expected to take part in the exercises in the coming days.
The peninsula is experiencing a historic level of tension after 2022 in which Pyongyang, which has rejected offers to return to dialogue, carried out a record number of weapons tests and in which the allies once again carried out large maneuvers and deployed propulsion aircraft carriers. nuclear or bombers.
Faced with the apparent lack of will to promote détente on both sides, experts have pointed out the growing danger of a miscalculation that could have fatal consequences.
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