Por Kim Tong-Hyung – The Associated Press
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the waters east of the national territory, the South Korean military reported Thursday. The Asian regime thus reactivated its tests to expand its military capabilities and put pressure on the United States Government in the midst of a diplomatic stalemate.
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff noted that the US and South Korean military were analyzing the launches made from an area on the east coast of North Korea. At the moment he did not indicate if they consider that the projectiles were ballistic or the distance they traveled.
The launches were carried out a day after officials from the United States and South Korea noted that Pyongyang fired short-range missiles over the weekend, presumably cruise missiles, out to sea to the west.
North Korea made its weapons demonstrations at a time of stalemate in nuclear negotiations with the United States.
The talks fell apart after the second meeting between Kim Jong Un and former President Donald Trump in February 2019, when the Americans rejected Pyongyang’s demands that it lift more sanctions in exchange for partially suspending its nuclear activities.
So far, North Korea has ignored attempts by President Joe Biden’s administration to engage in communication, noting that it will not engage in major negotiations with the United States unless it set aside what Pyongyang perceives as “hostile” measures. in clear reference to the sanctions headed by Washington and the pressure around its nuclear program.
Kim’s influential sister Kim Yo Jong last week criticized the United States for holding joint military exercises with South Korea, describing the maneuvers as an invasion rehearsal, and warned Washington to “refrain from causing a problem” if they want to “sleep in peace.” the next four years.