North Korea fires several cruise missiles off east coast

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles Wednesday, Seoul’s military said, part of a string of weapons tests this year that have accompanied increasingly aggressive rhetoric from leader Kim Jong Un.

So far this year, Kim has declared South Korea his country’s ‘principal enemy’, jettisoned agencies dedicated to reunification and outreach, and threatened war over ‘even 0.001 mm’ of territorial infringement.

Pyongyang has also ramped up weapons tests, including cruise missiles, an ‘underwater nuclear weapon system’ and a solid-fuelled hypersonic ballistic missile.

‘Our military detected several unknown cruise missiles over the waters northeast of Wonsan around 09:00 today (1200 GMT) and South Korea-US intelligence authorities are conducting a detailed analysis,’ the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

It added that the military was ‘strengthening surveillance and vigilance, and closely watching for any additional signs and activities from North Korea’.

Earlier this week, North Korea announced it had tested a new control system for a multiple rocket launcher it said would have an ‘increased’ battlefield role…”

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