North Korea missile launch ‘a warning’ to South Korean

epa07738876 South Korean people watch breaking news of North Korea's missile launch, at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, 25 July 2019. According to South Korea's military, North Korea on 25 July fired two short-range missiles toward the East Sea. EPA-EFE/KIM CHUL-SOO

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North Korea has called the test of two new missiles on Thursday a “solemn warning” against what it described as “South Korean warmongers”.

The short-range missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, from Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast.

Leader Kim Jong-un said his country was forced to develop weapons to “eliminate potential and direct threats”.

He said the test involved a new tactical guided weapons system.

Kim’s comments, reported in state media, come after the North criticised a decision by South Korea and the US to hold military drills next month.

North Korea has long regarded the drills as preparation for an invasion.



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