IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE… While most Americans were obsessing over the ridiculous Mueller hearing and speculating on whether child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was nearly “suicided” by the Clintons last night, North Korea fired two short-range missiles early this morning.
According to news reports, South Korea’s military said that this was the first missile test since Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump agreed to start talking about denuclearization again.
Thursday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff stated, “North Korea today launched two unidentifiable objects at 5:34 and 5:57 am.”
They said that the first missile traveled approximately 270 miles, while the second flew about 428 miles. Both missiles flew at a maximum altitude of approximately 30 miles.
Just after tracking the first launch, the South Korean military announced, “Our military is keeping close watch in case of additional launches.”
The missiles landed in the Sea of Japan. They reportedly were discharged from the eastern part of North Korea.
“By firing missiles, taking issue with military drills and showing a new submarine, the North is sending one clear message: there might be no working-level talks if the United States doesn’t present a more flexible stance,” said Kim Hong-kyun, a former South Korean nuclear envoy.
S. Korean military has speculated that what the North tested this morning “seems to be a new type of missile.”
But other analysts have opined that these were the same types of missiles previously tested by Pyongyang in May.
U.N. Security Council resolutions have banned Pyongyang from using ballistic technology in any kind of launch, so North Korea could face punitive measures, if this is found to be the case.
The rogue regime is required to make significant strides toward disarmament before the US will even consider removing the sanctions that have been imposed upon it.
Some experts think that North Korea may be using these launches in an effort to get the upper hand, once they restart denuclearization talks.