North Korea fires 8 missiles after U.S., South Korea stage military drills

A day later on Sunday, North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast South Korea And the United States concluded its first joint military exercise in more than four years involving an American aircraft carrier.

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from the Sunan area of ​​Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency also quoted a government source as saying that North Korea had fired several missiles.


The launch also came after a visit to Seoul by US Special Representative Sung Kim, the US point person on North Korean affairs, departed on Saturday.

He met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Kim Gunn and Takehiro Funakoshi, on Friday to prepare for “all contingencies” amid signs that North Korea is preparing to conduct a nuclear test for the first time since 2017.

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Washington has made it clear to Pyongyang…