North Korea presumably launched two ballistic missiles one after the other towards the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese coast guards said.
The interval between the two launches is estimated at about five minutes. According to the military, everything suggests that the missiles fell outside Japanese territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone.
Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the government believed the missiles launched by North Korea towards the Sea of Japan were ballistic.
“This is an outrageous act, which poses a threat to stability and security of our country and the region,” he noted. Suga said that he would convene an emergency meeting of the National Security Council on Wednesday to discuss the situation. The prime minister also described North Korea’s missile launches as “a violation of the current UN Security Council resolutions,” stressing that Tokyo condemns these moves.