S Korea voices concern over Pyongyang’s recent tests

S Korea voices concern over Pyongyang’s recent tests

Agency News

Seoul, Aug 24 :  The South Korean National Security Council expressed on Saturday concern over the recent missile tests, conducted by North Korea, South Korean media reported.

Earlier in the day, South Korean media reported that Pyongyang had launched unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan from the eastern province of South Hamgyong. The projectiles, which are thought to be short-range ballistic missiles, flew 380 kilometers (236 miles) at a maximum altitude of 97 kilometers, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The tests came after South Korea decided on Thursday to terminate an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan under which both nations shared tracking data on missiles fired by North Korea . The South Korea's decision to abandon the agreement takes effect in 90 days.

The council called on Pyongyang to stop activities, which can escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean presidential office.

The meeting was headed by Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential national security office.

That is the seventh missile test, conducted by North Korea since July 25. The previous tests were conducted on July 25, on July 31, August 2, August 6, August 10 and August 16.(UNI)