North Korea has imposed no-fly and no sail zones off both coasts, South Korean government sources tell Yonhap news agency.
The move indicates that Pyongyang intends to conduct major military drills, and the test firing of short-to-medium range missiles also remains a possibility, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday.
“The North’s military … is preparing large-scale combined military exercises so it may have blocked off the areas for nautical firing or fighter jet firing exercises,” Yonhap quoted a South Korean government source as saying.
“But the firing of missiles cannot be ruled out.”
The agency also reported that North Korea has already begun submarine drills as it steps up preparations for nationwide military exercises