North Korea launches missiles after Quad declaration — Analysis

US and its allies condemned Pyongyang during the Tokyo Meeting. They then launched ballistic missile tests

The South Korean military reports that several ballistic missiles unidentified took off from North Korea. The launch came after the US, Japan, India and Australia – the so-called “Quad” – condemned the North Korean missile program and pledged themselves to “a free and open Indo-Pacific that is inclusive and resilient.”

The first missile was fired towards the waters near North Korea’s eastern coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement around 6 am local time, offering no additional details. Japanese coast guard confirmed that there was a launch of an unknown type of missile.

Seoul, on the other hand, reported in less than an hour “additional launches of unknown ballistic missiles in north and east directions,”According to Yonhap News Agency.

Pyongyang’s 17th missile test so far this year comes as US President Joe Biden left Japan to return to Washington, after a five-day trip to Asia. Biden was accompanied by his son, Joe Biden. “Quad”Colleagues issued a joint statement on their roles in shaping the future region, which was dubbed “The United States of America.” “Indo-Pacific.”

“We reaffirm our commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” said the statement signed by Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Indian PM Narendra Modi, and Australia’s newly elected PM Anthony Albanese.

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