DPRK-fired projectiles not threat directed at S.Korea, US: combined forces command

SEOUL, July 26 (Xinhua) - The projectiles fired early Thursday by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were not a threat directed at South Korea and the United States, the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command (CFC) said Friday.


This picture taken on July 25, 2019 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 26 shows a new-type of tactical guided short-range missile being launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo: VCG)

"We are aware of North Korea (DPRK)'s launch of two short-range ballistic missiles Thursday morning," the CFC said in a statement.

"These two short-range ballistic missiles were not a threat directed at the ROK or the US, and have no impact on our defense posture," the CFC noted. The ROK refers to the Republic of Korea (ROK), South Korea's official name.

Pyongyang fired projectiles, which Seoul saw as a new type of short-range ballistic missiles, near the eastern coastal city of Wonsan.