North Korea launches two cruise missiles from a submarine | outside

North Korean state news agency KCNA reported that the North Korean military launched two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine. The South Korean military said it detected an unidentified missile launch, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

According to observers, the launches cannot be seen separately from the military exercises that South Korea and the United States will start on Monday, codenamed Freedom Shield. The exercises will last for ten days and are expected to be the largest joint military exercises between the two countries in five years. Allies said its focus was on strengthening South Korea’s defenses against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

On Tuesday, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States and South Korea against conducting new military exercises. The KCNA news agency quoted Kim Yo Jong as saying that Pyongyang was ready to take “appropriate, swift and overwhelming action”.

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