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North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’ towards the sea, the South’s military reveals

North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’ towards the sea, the South’s military reveals

  • The weapons were launched eastwards over the sea from North Korea today
  • South Korea said it was ‘maintaining readiness’ and monitoring further activity
  • Nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington have come to a standstill 

North Korea fired two projectiles on Thursday, the South’s military said, with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a deadlock.

The weapons were launched from South Pyongan province in an easterly direction over the sea, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, without specifying the type of device involved.

‘We are maintaining readiness and monitoring in case of additional launches,’ they added.

It is the latest in a series of launches by the North but the first since October 2, when it fired a sea-launched missile in a provocative move – a submarine-based missile capability would change the military balance.

The North then walked away from working-level nuclear talks with the US in Sweden, and has since repeatedly urged Washington to come forward with a new offer by the end of this year.

Pyongyang is under multiple sets of international sanctions over its banned nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes, which it says it needs to defend against a possible U.S. invasion .

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea to its east on Thursday afternoon, the South’s military has revealed (file image)  


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