North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its eastern coast two days after claiming to have tested a newly developed missile in its first such weapons displays in six months.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ballistic missiles were launched Wednesday afternoon.
Japan’s coast guard claims they landed outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
Seoul stated that U.S. intelligence agencies and South Korean authorities are currently analyzing details regarding the launches.
They arrived as the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Seoul to meet with South Korean leaders.
It’s unusual for North Korea to make provocative launches when China, its last major ally and biggest aid provider, is engaged in major diplomatic events.