North Korea launched multiple cruise missiles on the 22nd, which was believed to be a protest against the US-South Korea joint military exercise.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The United States and South Korea will hold an 11-day joint military exercise code-named "Freedom Shield" starting on the 13th of this month.
In protest, North Korea launched multiple cruise missiles today (22nd), and the South Korean military is currently analyzing relevant data.
According to Yonhap News Agency's report at 3:55 p.m., since the US and South Korea launched a joint military exercise on the 13th, North Korea has fired provocative missiles several times.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said on the 22nd that North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles toward the Sea of Japan today toward Hamhung City, South Hamgyong Province, and the South Korean military is analyzing the missile's specific model, flight distance and other parameters.
It is reported that what North Korea launched this time may be the North Korean version of the "Tomahawk" long-range strategic cruise missile.
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The North Korean launch came just three days after the country launched a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday, the report said.
In addition, the North Korean authorities recently announced that they will conduct nuclear tactical exercises on the 18th and 19th. A ballistic missile carrying a simulated nuclear warhead hit a target 800 kilometers away. Relevant parties are still confirming whether it is the aforementioned missile.