By Nick Baum
THURSDAY – 5/9/19
North Korea fired two small projectiles into the ocean today, according to the South Korean military. The projectiles were identified by some experts to be short-range missiles, with the capability to carry a nuclear warhead. Experts made their own identification despite North Korean state media saying it was a “large-caliber long-range” weapon.
The missiles were fired around 4:30 PM in the Sino-ri area in the country’s Pyongbuk province, according to the South Korean Chiefs of Staff. Sino-ri is known by many as an area with multiple rocket facilities, due to its isolation from the rest of the country’s civilization.
Today’s missile launches have come less than a week after another missile test in North Korea. The country has revived its testing of projectiles into the sea since its failed negotiations with US President Donald Trump at the Hanoi Summit months ago. Trump said that he maintained “full support” for North Korean negotiations after their first missile test this week, but hasn’t made a statement yet regarding this one.
Sources and Pictures: BBC, South Korean Intelligence, CNN, NBC Los Angeles