North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles at Japan in a record year for launches by Kim Jong-un’s regime.
The launches marked the 35th day this year that North Korea has conducted a missile test and come as the regime ramps up its nuclear weapons program.
Japanese officials said the two missiles fell into the waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan and no damage to ships or injuries to people were reported.
Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Toshiro Ino said the missiles flew 310 miles at a maximum altitude of 340 miles.
He criticized North Korea for threatening the security of Japan, the region and the international community.
The South Korean military identified the missiles as MRBMs – medium-range ballistic missiles.
She branded the launches as “a serious provocation damaging to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and to the international community.”
The North’s missile launch comes just days after the country tested a high-thrust solid-fuel engine that experts said would enable faster and more mobile ballistic missile launches.
The test was personally overseen by leader Kim Jong-un at a launch site used to test rocket technologies, including rocket engines and launch vehicles.
It comes as Kim emerged with his 12-year-old daughter, fueling speculation that she might one day replace him as the tyrannical ruler of the Hermit Kingdom.
State media didn’t name the girl – they simply referred to her as Kim’s “beloved daughter” – but she is believed to be Ju Ae.
Photos showed the girl – believed to be Kim’s second child – in a black coat with a fur collar, linking her arms with her father.
The duo posed in front of the giant rocket surrounded by uniformed North Korean soldiers.
This is only her second public appearance.
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