In yet again defying move, North Korea fired fired four anti-ship missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula Thursday. South Korea’s joint chiefs said the projectiles, launched near the eastern port city of Wonsan, were believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles.
The firing of missiles is yet another move by North Korea to demonstrate its “precise targeting capability”.
North Korea has launched 16 missiles in 10 tests so far in 2017, and Thursday’s test was the fourth since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May.
The move by North Korea comes a day after its neighbor South Korea suspended the deployment of controversial US missile defense system which had strained relations with China and angered North Korea.
The missiles flew about 200 kilometers (124 miles), South Korea’s military said in a statement, adding the US military was undertaking a more detailed analysis.
Earlier North Korea had warned japan and asked to withdraw its hostile policy towards DPRK.