N. Korea Fires 2 Projectiles into Sea of Japan

Politics

Seoul, July 25 (Jiji Press)--North Korea fired two projectiles from around Wonsan on its eastern coast into the Sea of Japan early on Thursday morning, the South Korean military said.

The two projectiles, launched at around 5:34 a.m. (8:34 p.m. Wednesday GMT) and 5:57 a.m., each flew about 430 kilometers, according to the South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Both are presumed to have been short-range missiles, a South Korean Defense Ministry source said.

"If they are ballistic missiles, the firings would amount to a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions," Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters in Tokyo. He stressed that the firings were "extremely regrettable."

It was the first time since May 9 for North Korea to fire projectiles.

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