North Korea launched “a number of unidentified projectiles” on Wednesday, South Korea’s Yonhap information company reported, days after firing two missiles as a warning over Seoul’s plan for army drills with the US.
“The projectiles have been launched from the Hodo peninsula in South Hamgyong Province on the nation’s east coast,” Yonhap mentioned, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Employees.
There was no affirmation from Pyongyang of the launch.
North Korean chief Kim Jong Un had mentioned the 2 missiles fired final week below his private supervision have been a “solemn warning” over the army drills deliberate in South Korea with the US, and that the missiles have been newly designed tactical weapons.
Final week’s launch was the primary since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to renew nuclear talks throughout an impromptu June assembly within the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.
That working-level dialogue has but to start and even earlier than the current launches, Pyongyang had warned the talks may very well be derailed by Washington and Seoul’s refusal to scrap the annual manoeuvres between South Korean and American troopers.
Nevertheless Trump later disregarded Kim’s bellicose language, saying the North Korean chief was warning South Korea, not the US.
“He did not ship a warning to the US,” mentioned the president, who has repeatedly touted his relationship with Kim, thought-about one of many world’s most repressive dictators. “They’ve their disputes, the 2 of them have their disputes.”