North Korea fired two projectiles on Thursday, using the start of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States to telegraph its frustration over Washington's refusal to grant sanctions relief.
The short-range projectiles were launched from Ryonpo on the North's east coast around 5 p.m. local time, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. They added that the projectiles, presumed to have been fired from a super-large multiple rocket launcher, traveled about 235 miles and reached an altitude of 60 miles.
'This type of act from North Korea does not help efforts to alleviate tensions on the Korean Peninsula,' the JCS said.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe described Pyongyang's actions as a threat to the region and the world.