North Korea fired two missiles Wednesday morning from the East coast, according to officials of South Korea and the United States. Both missiles Musudan medium-range missiles fired from the port city of Wonsan, according to the representative of the U.S. Pacific fleet Dave Benham.
"According to the Resolution of the UN Security Council, any ballistic missile launches are a violation of the Treaty, and we believe that this is a clear provocation against us," said the representative of the Ministry of unification of South Korea Chung Joon-Hee at a regularly scheduled press conference.
The first shell flew 93 miles (150 km), and is considered a failed launch. The second rocket flew 249 miles (400 km). North Korea has made at least four attempts to test this type of missile.
Both missiles were monitored in the sea of Japan, also known as the East China sea". Benham said that the missile launches pose no threat to North America. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that his country "will not forgive" test, which he stressed, violates the UN resolution.
The Japan's defense Minister General Nakatani told reporters that the launch of the first missile does not affect the security of the country, but he called immediately to take all possible measures to protect Japan.
The launch of the first rocket, occurred at 5:58 a.m. local time. The test was not successful. After about two hours, North Korea fired a second missile at 8:05 a.m. local time.
United States suggest North Korea to cease its ballistic missile tests and said that only strengthened the resolve of the international community to move forward and impose sanctions. "We remain ready to defend itself and its allies against any attack or provocation," according to press Secretary of state Department of the USA John Kirby.
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