WWNC – Tokyo criticized North Korea’s launch by asserting that it had broken the terms of a UN resolution. Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Yoshihide Suga asserted that one of the rockets had landed in the ocean off Chimane Prefecture. He also disclosed that the two missiles were launched minutes apart. The missile, according to South Korea, was fired from a submarine.
According to Mr. Suga, the first rocket touched down at 7.27 am local time (10.27pm GMT).
The launch, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), originated in or around Wonsan, in southeast Gangwon.
One day prior to the launch, North Korea announced it will have working-level discussions with the US this weekend.
Since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in June at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, North Korea has launched nine missiles.