North Korea test-fires third set of ballistic missiles in just over a week
North Korea fired what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, South Korea’s military and the presidential office said.
The series of launches happened after the communist state warned South Korea against taking part in upcoming military exercises with the United States.
On Thursday, the UK, France, and Germany called on North Korea to engage in “meaningful” talks with the US.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launches were conducted at 2:59 a.m. and 3:23 a.m. from an eastern coastal area and said the projectiles flew 137 miles on an apogee of 15 miles and at a max speed of Mach 6.9.
“I think it’s very much under control,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. “I have no problem. We’ll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They are very standard.”