North Korea fires unidentified projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles, South Korean military says

Meanwhile, it has emerged that an official of the White House National Security Council traveled to the DMZ last week to deliver photos to the North of the June 30th encounter between Kim and Trump at the inter-Korean border.

The first missile was launched at 5:06 a.m., and the second at 5:27 a.m., from the Kalma area near the North's eastern port of Wonsan, according to the JCS.

South Korea's presidential office expressed deep concerns over North Korea's missile launch Wednesday, and saw it as harming efforts to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula.

"North Korea's actions do not help ease military tensions, nor do they help keep the momentum for talks that are under way", South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told reporters. The Korean letters read: "We denounce the Special Measures Agreement".

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed that there were no immediate threats for his country.

Mintaro Oba, a former U.S. State Department official who worked on North Korean issues, said Wednesday's news was reminiscent of "the typical projectile launches we've come to expect recently from North Korea: created to raise tensions in a calculated, restrained way".

But the tests, in particular of a new kind of ballistic missile last Thursday, also allow North Korea to enhance their military capability that threatens Americans in the region and USA allies South Korea and Japan.

North Korea is banned from any ballistic missile activity under United Nations Security Council resolutions. Past sanctions were imposed only when the North conducted long-range ballistic launches.

Japan's Defense Ministry is now collecting and analyzing information pertaining to the launches. Kim Jong-un also reportedly visited the "Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery" to honor North Korean soldiers who died in the Korea War, which Pyongyang refers to as the "Fatherland Liberation War".

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Last week, the North's Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim inspected a newly built submarine on July 23, and that the vessel will operate within the East Sea.

There was no confirmation from Pyongyang of the launch. The North also tested that missile in May.

North Korea's exports to China, its main market, dropped almost 90 per cent previous year, according to data from Beijing, and a recent report by the Korea Development Institute said sanctions had put the country on a path for economic crisis.

Last week's launch was the first such provocation since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June.

"We can't say at this point how far they flew and are analysing them while preparing for additional possible launches", the official told AFP. The Trump administration official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to speak publicly.

Despite a recent lack of progress in nuclear diplomacy, both Trump and Kim have said they have maintained good relations with each other.

USA officials have downplayed the significance of the recent tests, saying efforts to resume talks, as pledged by Trump and Kim at their surprise meeting at the demilitarized zone last month, remain on track. He said North Korea fired "standard" missiles that many countries possess.

At their DMZ meeting they agreed to resume working-level talks, but Pyongyang has since accused Washington of breaking a promise by planning to hold joint military exercises with South Korea in August and warned that these could derail the dialogue.

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