South Koreas says North Korea’s missile launch is contrary to military agreement

6 August 2019
2019-08-06 14:26

South Korean Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that North Korea's missile launch goes against the inter-Korean military agreement which was signed on last September to ease tensions on Korean peninsula. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said two short-range ballistic missiles were fired from near Kwail on North Korea's west coast, southwest of Pyongyang, early on Tuesday.

They were the fourth set of launches since July 25. The missiles flew about 450 km and reached an altitude of 37 km, the JCS said. The North has fired a series of missiles and rockets since its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at a June 30 meeting to revive stalled denuclearisation talks.

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