[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Chae Song-moo = On the morning of the 25th, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the East Sea.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed that “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea” this morning.
|The photo shows the North Korean version of the ‘Geumsong-3’ cruise missile.|
It was previously known that North Korea was preparing to launch a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Sinpo area of South Hamgyong Province.
Analysts have also raised that this could be a reaction against the US nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arriving at the Busan Operation Base on the 23rd and conducting joint South Korean-US exercises.
President Yoon Seok-yeol, after completing his trip to Canada in response to signs of such provocation, held a security situation check meeting at Air Force Unit 1 with Foreign Minister Park Jin, National Security Bureau Director Kim Seong -han, First Deputy Director of the National Security Bureau Kim Tae-hyo, and Foreign Secretary Lee Moon-hee, and other foreign and security advisers to assess the situation.
After receiving a report from the Minister of Defense on possible actions on the ROK side in the event of a provocation, President Yoon ordered that the pre-prepared countermeasures be immediately implemented if the situation arises.