According to reports by the South Korean Yonhap news agency, North Korea has fired two more ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. The missiles were launched at 5:20 am on Wednesday and reportedly flew for 500 Kilometers before falling into the sea.

On March 3rd the Kingdom had fired six short range missiles, following the most severe sanctions against the country in almost 20 years. These sanctions include bans on the export of coal and multiple metals that can be used in the manufacturing of missiles.

Also included were small and light fire arms and a number of luxury goods including snowmobiles. Additionally, all cargo going to and from North Korea must be inspected and all assets linked to the country’s weapons programmes were frozen and foreign financial institutions can no longer open branches in North Korea without permission.

The sanctions were a response to what the North Korean state media reported in January as the country’s first successful test of a hydrogen bomb, most experts believe it was more likely to be an atomic bomb. Later the country launched a satellite into space, many experts believe it was a veil for the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile, though they maintain it was far from being able to complete such a purpose.

On Tuesday the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, announced they had successfully miniaturized the nuclear technology to a degree which they could fit within a warhead.

 

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