North Korea Fires New Ballistic Missiles

On July 25, North Korea tested two ballistic missiles from a site near Wonsan, along the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew 430 and 690 kilometers respectively, landing in the Sea of Japan. Officials further stated that both missiles reached a 50 km altitude, but the weapons’ exact characteristics remain unconfirmed. Reached for comment, the Blue House assessed the projectiles as the KN-23 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), a North Korean analogue to Russia’s Iskander SRBM.