North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into eastern waters two days after it claimed to have tested a newly developed missile in its first such weapons displays in six months.
The ballistic missiles were fired Wednesday afternoon by the joint chiefs of staff in South Korea.
The Japanese Coast Guard claims they landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone that separates Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
Seoul reported that US intelligence agencies and South Korean officials are currently analyzing details regarding the launches.
They arrived while Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, was visiting Seoul to meet with South Korean leaders.
It is not common for North Korea to launch provocative statements when China, its greatest ally, is participating in major diplomatic events.