The missiles tested are missiles that can usually also carry nuclear weapons.

Despite the ban by UN resolutions, North Korea has again tested potentially nuclear-capable missiles.

The armed forces of the neighboring country fired eight short-range missiles (SRBMs) towards the open sea in the east within an hour on Sunday morning (local time), the South Korean general staff said. How far they flew was initially unclear. Missiles with a range of less than 1000 kilometers are considered SRBMs.

UN resolutions ban the largely isolated country from testing ballistic missiles of any range. Such missiles are usually surface-to-surface missiles that, depending on the design, can also carry a nuclear warhead. North Korea is subject to tough international sanctions because of its nuclear weapons program.

The latest round of North Korean missile tests came a day after the end of joint US-South Korean naval maneuvers in the region. According to South Korean media reports, destroyers from the South Korean Navy were also involved in the three-day military exercise in international waters off Okinawa. North Korea sees these regular maneuvers by US forces with South Korea as a provocation.

North Korea has tested missiles several times this year. According to South Korean information, the country shot down three ballistic missiles on May 25, one of which was apparently an ICBM. The USA and South Korea fear that North Korea could also carry out a new nuclear test at any time.