North Korea fires two cruise arms

(MENAFN) North Korea fired two cruise missiles off its west coast to the Yellow Sea early on Wednesday, a South Korean military source informed Yonhap news agency.

The alleged missile exam accorded with a press session by South Korean Leader Yoon Suk-yeol, marking 100 days since he took post.

It also came a day following South Korean and US troops started preliminary trainings before the next yearly Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS) wargames.

Pyongyang has repeatedly condemned joint army manoeuvers between Seoul and Washington, calling them challenging, and saying they just rise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea is banned from launching ballistic missiles under UN Security Council resolutions, but the restrictions don’t cover cruise missiles.

In line with Yonhap, Pyongyang last test-fired cruise missiles in January.


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