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SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea of South Korea on Wednesday, according to the South’s military after China’s Foreign Minister visited Seoul and days after Pyongyang had successfully tested cruise missiles. 

Beijing is the North Korea’s diplomatic ally and its main partner for trade and aid although Pyongyang closed its borders early last year to prevent and protect their nation from the coronavirus. 

According to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the North fired two unidentified ballistic missiles from its central area into the sea of its east coast. They added that the intelligence agencies of South Korea and US did not give any details about the missiles’ range. 

The launch occurred when Wang Yi, Chinese Prime Minister, visited Seoul for a talk with his South Korean counterpart. Wang called the other countries to help in the stability and peace of the Korean Peninsula. 

According to the report of the North’s official Korean Central News Agency, the tests fired on Wednesday with a long range cruise missile is indicated as a strategic weapon of great significance. 

According to analysts, North Korea’s missiles testing represent an advancement of weapons and technology in the country. 

According to KCNA, the missiles fired last weekend travelled 1,500 kilometers (about 930 miles) on two-hour flight paths above North Korea and its territorial waters to hit their targets. 

(PHOTO CREDIT: bbc.com)

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