North Korea launches 10th missile this year

North Korea launched several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday from the vicinity of Wonsan in Gangwon Province.

They flew approximately 200 km at an altitude of two kilometers before falling into the Sea of Japan. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said they have beefed up surveillance and vigilance against the possibility of additional provocations, maintaining full preparedness. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday that the projectiles posed no immediate threat to Japan's security. He said Japan will work with the US and South Korea to determine further details of of the launch.

China has called on all countries to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile launch on Thursday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned that continuous missile tests will lead to more sanctions and isolation on Pyongyang. He ordered the army to stand-by and enhance defensive measures. On Thursday, South Korean National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun and leaders of the Japanese Diet discussed the urgency of resolving tension on the Korean peninsula.

Source: VOV5