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Published: Tue, August 29, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills


One appeared to have blown up nearly immediately while two flew about 250 km (155 miles) in the Northeastern direction. Japan has previously deployed missile interceptors after North Korea threatened to fire projectiles over Japan toward the USA territory of Guam.

The missiles were launched from Kittaeryong, in North Korea's eastern Kangwon province.

They are the first known missile firings since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.

Serving as a warning as to what might happen if Britain becomes involved with the US and South Korean military exercises, a statement was issued by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday, the Mirror reports.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday", Tillerson said that that the firing of ballistic missile is a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and the USA considers it as a provocative act against its allies and itself. David Benham said in an emailed statement.

South Korea is reportedly contemplating the possibility of building a nuclear-powered submarine in light of Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests.

All three appeared to be short-range missiles, rather than the long-range types created to be able to strike the United States, and were launched from Kittaeryong on North Korea's east coast.

"We confirmed there was no direct impact on our country's security".

Heightening concerns about North Korea's aims, state media last week reported that leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defence Sciences and inspected designs for two new long-range missiles.

Analysts said the photos were a sign from North Korea to the world, to show their solid fuel missile program is improving at a steady rate.

North Korea, on the other hand, said the US-Japanese joint exercises were evidence that the United States planned to invade North Korea.

In recent weeks the North has threatened to fire a salvo of missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, but has since backed away from the plan and tensions have eased.

The country's chief cabinet secretary announced Japan intends to freeze assets of six more North Korean organizations as well as two individuals with ties to Pyongyang and Beijing.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea, warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or it will "face fire and fury like the world has never seen".

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