North Korea fired several short-range missiles off its east coast

On May 3, 2019, between 9:06 a.m. and 9:27 a.m, North Korea fired several short-range projectiles off its east coast. They flew 70 to 200 kilometers before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, a statement said.

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This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on June 23, 2016, shows a test launch of a medium-range Musudan ballistic missile.

In 2017, after firing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), North Korea has agreed to reduce its nuclear missile program after talks with South Korea and United States. Since many years, North Korea has performed a number of short-range missiles firing tests into the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). As of 30 November 2017, North Korea has carried out 117 tests of strategic missiles since its first such test in 1984.

On September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a thermonuclear bomb, also known as a hydrogen bomb. North Korea has made rapid advancements in its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2012, North Korea has conducted over 80 ballistic missile test launches.

North Koreas's ballistic missile program is one of the most rapidly developing threats at the international level. Recent missile tests in North Korea have shown that the country has developed new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 that can reach United States.

North Korea's ballistic missiles military power include KN-02, Hwasong-5, Hwasong-6, SCUD missiles, KN-11, No-Dong A, No-Dong B Musudan, Hwasong-12, Hwasong-13, Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 that can reach a range from 150 km for the KN-02 to a maximum firing range of 13,000 km for the Hwasong-15.