North Korea fired flying objects in less than a week. The South Korean Joint Staff Headquarters said on August 16 that the two flying objects fired by the DPRK on the same day were about 30 kilometers high and 230 kilometers flying. The South Korean and US intelligence agencies initially speculated that North Korea launched a short-range missile. Japan said that the incident did not affect Japan’s security.
At 8:01 am and 8:16 am, North Korea fired two UFOs in the eastern part of the Korean peninsula in the Tongchuan County area of Gangwon-do.
This is the sixth time North Korea has launched a flying object since July 25, and it is also the second launch in a week. The Pyongyang government tested the flying objects on July 25, July 31, August 2, August 6, and August 10.
The South Korean presidential palace, Cheong Wa Dae, said on August 10 that North Korea’s launch of the flying object was to express dissatisfaction with the joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea.
On the Japanese side, the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Prime Minister’s official residence in the morning said that he had confirmed that North Korea’s move had an impact on Japanese security. The Japanese government will continue to be closely guarded and cooperate with the United States and other countries to ensure the safety of the Japanese people.