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North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea

North Korea test missile July 2019 photo Credit : Wefornews

Seoul, Nov 28 North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea on Thursday, said South Korea’s military.
This act is the latest in a series of military moves amid stalled denuclearization talks with the United States.

The missiles were fired from Yeonpo in eastern South Hamgyong province around 4.59 p.m. (local time), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, Efe news reported.

South Korean defence ministry officials said that the projectiles launched seemed to be ballistic missiles that fell into the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in the two Koreas) outside the waters declared as the Exclusive Economic Zone of Japan.

North Korea’s last missile test was conducted on October 31, when the regime tested a large rocket launcher, a manoeuvre aimed at forcing the US to accept new conditions for resuming denuclearisation talks that have been stuck since February.

It is the 13th time this year that North Korea has carried out such a weapons test.

There has been no progress in bilateral talks since the failed summit in February in Hanoi, where Washington considered Pyongyang’s offer to dismantle its nuclear assets insufficient and refused to lift economic sanctions.

Both sides held a working-level meeting at Stockholm in October, but it ended with North Korea accusing Washington of offering nothing new and holding onto its “hostile policy”.

Pyongyang has said the White House has until the year-end to consider its proposals.

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