North Korea launched multiple missiles towards the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said on Thursday morning.
“North Korea launched multiple unidentified projectiles which have been presumed to be the ground-to-ship missiles toward the East near Wonsan area in Gangwon Province today,” a statement from the JCS read.
The launch is the fourth since South Korean President Moon-Jae-in took office on May 10, and comes less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the country.
North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches and is believed to be working to develop nuclear-warhead missiles capable of reaching the U.S. In April this year, North Korea threatened massive nuclear retaliation in response to any provocation by U.S. forces, promising that it will "not miss a chance to sweep the imperialist group with a nuclear fire of justice.”
The nation last test-fired a ballistic missile on May 29.