CBRN Assessment

North Korea conducts another short-range missile test

28 November 2019

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles towards the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 28 November in what was Pyongyang's 13th such weapon test this year.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that both projectiles were launched in an easterly direction at around 1659 h local time from an area near the town of Yonpo in North Korea's eastern province of South Hamgyong.

The projectiles travelled a distance of about 380 km and reached an altitude of about 97 km, said the JCS, pointing out that the weapons were fired within a 30-second interval. "Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture," said the JCS, adding that "such actions by North Korea do not help efforts to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula".

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