North Korea Test firing three missiles to welcome South Korea’s new president

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea had tested three new ballistic missiles on Thursday, May 12, 2022, the 16th test fire this year, according to the Channel News Asia news website. Direction towards the Sea of ​​Japan

“The South Korean army detected at about 6:29 p.m. that three missiles had been fired from the Sun’an district in Pyongyang,” the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The Japanese Ministry of Defense also confirmed the launch of the rocket. The Japanese Coast Guard told the media that They issued a warning to all ships that North Korea fired a new round of missiles.

North Korea’s latest missile test comes just two days after Yoon Suk-yeon was sworn in as South Korea’s new president. Mr. Yun has a tough policy towards North Korea. Unlike the previous leader, Moon Jae-in, who had a more friendly attitude.

Last week, the South Korean and Japanese authorities claimed that Pyongyang has fired two more rockets, but North Korea has not confirmed the claim.

Incidentally, on Thursday morning The North Korean government has just confirmed that it has tested positive for COVID-19. is the country’s first and declare a serious emergency Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un wore a mask on television for the first time. and announced a nationwide lockdown.