North Korea’s new ballistic test, according to Tokyo and Seoul

(Reuters) – North Korea conducted another ballistic test off its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, citing the South Korean military, while Japan said two missiles appeared to have landed near its exclusive economic zone.

The Japanese Defense Minister said, the first missile reached an altitude of 50 km and flew a distance of 550 km. Yasukazu Hamada said in front of reporters, the second missile reached a distance of 600 km.

The minister also said that Tokyo has filed a complaint for these missile launches through diplomatic channels.

The announcement comes as North Korea last week said it tested a new intercontinental missile, the Hwasong-18, which Pyongyang presented as a warning to the United States and other “rivals”.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Nobuhiro Kubo in Tokyo, Rami Ayoub in Washington; French edition Jean Terzien)

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