North Korea launched two suspected cruise missiles into the ocean on Tuesday, according to
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that North Korea launched two suspected cruise missiles into the ocean on Tuesday.
An official from South Korea’s army told NK News that forces from the United States and the Republic of Korea are jointly conducting an analysis on the incident in order to obtain more details about the projectiles fired.
If the weapons are confirmed to be cruise missiles, it would be Pyongyang’s first such launch this year – North Korea’s last known cruise missile test was conducted in September 2021.
This recent incident marks North Korea’s fifth weapon launch throughout January.
On Thursday, Pyongyang issued strong rhetoric at a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party, calling to bolster North Korea’s military might and examine “the issue of restarting all… suspended activities,” according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.