North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles, US Denounces Test as Tensions Rise

The Japanese Coast Guard reported on Monday that North Korea had launched three suspected ballistic missiles, raising tensions in the region.

The North Korean government has since made fresh threats, and the US responded by sending bombers over the region.

In a statement, North Korea warned that the Pacific could become a “firing range” if the US does not change its stance.

The US has denounced the latest missile test, which follows a series of other launches by North Korea in recent weeks.

The US Department of Defense has expressed its “grave concern” over the launches, and called on North Korea to “refrain from further provocations”.

The international community has urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table, and to discontinue its missile tests.

The situation remains tense, and it is unclear how the US and other countries will respond to North Korea’s latest actions.