North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff said, "From 6:01 to 6:23 a.m. today, North Korea detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the Samseok area in Pyongyang into the East Sea."
Military authorities are analyzing specific specifications such as range, altitude, and speed.
This is the second ballistic missile launch two days after the Hwasong-12 presumed intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was launched eastward in the Mupyong-ri area of Jagang Province on the 4th.
North Korea's missile launch is strongly opposed to the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76, 103,000 ton class) re-launching into the waters of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official announcement early today (6th), saying, "We are paying close attention to the fact that the United States is creating a serious threat to the stability of the situation on the Korean peninsula and surrounding areas by reintroducing an aircraft carrier strike group into the waters of the Korean peninsula. There is," the Korean Central News Agency reported.
The Ronald Reagan, which left the waters of South Korea after completing the ROK-U.S. joint exercise, is scheduled to return to the high seas of the East Sea to participate in the South Korea-U.S.-Japan joint exercise in response to North Korea's mid-range ballistic missile launch.
North Korea has launched ballistic missiles 22 times this year and cruise missiles twice this year, and it is the 10th missile launch since the Yun Seok-yeol government took office.