North Korea launches two projectiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea fired two projectiles into the Japanese Sea on Sunday, South Korean military officials said.

In a statement to NBC News, the joint chief of staff of South Korea described the move as “totally inappropriate behavior” at a time when the world was fighting a pandemic.

The projectiles were presumably short-range ballistic missiles that were launched northeast of the Wonsan area of ​​North Korea to the sea, the Korean military command said.

The start took place around 6:10 a.m., it was said.

“The projectile fired today flew about 230 kilometers at an altitude of about 30 miles,” said the chief of staff. “SK and the US secret services are working together on the further analysis.”

A senior official in the administration of President Donald Trump said he was aware of the launch.

“We continue to monitor the situation and consult with our allies,” the source told NBC News.

According to The Associated Press, the Japanese Ministry of Defense is said to have landed at sea outside the country’s exclusive economic zone.

North Korea said on March 21 that Trump had sent a letter to its leader, Kim Jong Un, “expressing his intention to work together to fight epidemics.”

On the same day, the South Korean military said North Korea had fired two short-range ballistic missiles that landed in the sea.

Dennis Romero contributed.

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