North Korea has launched two ballistic short-range missiles into the sea of Japan, according to TASS with reference to the South Korean Agency Yonhap.
According to the chiefs of staff Committee (CSC) of South Korea, who leads the Agency, the rockets were launched approximately at 05:20 local time (Wednesday 23:20 Moscow time.) from the province of Hwanghae-Do in the South of Korea. After flying about 500 miles, they fell in the water North-East from the port of Wonsan, located on the East of the country.
“The armed forces are closely monitoring the situation and ready for any provocation by North Korea”, – said the representative of the joint chiefs of staff.
In response to the DPRK nuclear test on January 6 and the rocket launch on 7 February, the UN security Council adopted the fifth resolution. It provides the most stringent for the last 20 years, the package of sanctions against North Korea.
Pyongyang rejected the resolution, and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN said Friday that nuclear weapons of his country must be ready to use at any time. He ordered military leaders to review military doctrine to be ready to make a preemptive strike.
Previously, North Korean authorities also made similar warnings. Last year, North Korea has already promised to turn Washington into a “sea of fire”.