On 21 March, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea of Japan, said the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday.
And further added, To protect the life and property of the people, we are directing all our efforts to collect and analyse information and are vigilantly monitoring the situation”.
The missiles had fallen beyond Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), said the Japanese military.
While protesting against North Korean testing activities, Suga said the launches threaten “peace and safety in Japan and the region” and that Tokyo will work closely with the US and South Korea to de-escalate North Korea’s action.
Meanwhile worrying about Pyongyang’s missiles testing, South Korean joint chiefs of staff said that ” Unidentified Projectiles” were launched by North Korea into the sea of Japan ( also known as the East Sea in South Korea).
According to UN security council Resolution 1718, which passed unanimously in 2006, North Korea was banned from any further illicit nuclear and ballistic testing. Nevertheless, Pyongyang has always heedlessly breached the resolution which led the world to look at them.
Apart from Tokyo and Seoul’s worrisome, the US did not consider this illegal ballistic testing as a threat, while briefing reporters, US President Joe Biden said ” It didn’t violate any UN resolutions.
US military was the aware of missiles testing and closely monitoring the situation said US Indo-Pacific command spokesperson Capt. Mike Kafka.