North Korea fires unidentified projectiles into Sea of Japan

Image from North Korean media of four missile launches on 7 March 2017Picture copyright

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North Korea continues to check missiles (file image)

North Korea has fired two unidentified “projectiles” into the ocean, the South Korean army says.

If confirmed as a missile check, it might be the North’s 12th this 12 months.

The projectile was fired into the East Sea, also referred to as the Sea of Japan. The launches are thought to have come from South Pyongan province, in response to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Workers.

Earlier this month, North Korea test-fired a brand new kind of a missile able to being launched from a submarine.

That missile was, in concept, capable of carry a nuclear weapon. Being launched from a submarine could make missiles tougher to detect, and permits them to get nearer to different targets.

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A North Korean image stated to be of the submarine missile

Thursday’s projectiles landed exterior Japan’s maritime unique financial zone, the Japanese coast guard stated.

The South Korean army stated it might preserve its readiness to trace and monitor additional launches.

North Korea exams new submarine missile from sea
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme

North Korea is broadly believed to have missiles able to hanging long-range targets, together with the US mainland.

It additionally claims to have a nuclear bomb it could mount it on a missile.

The obvious testing comes as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington stay at a impasse.

The final time US President Donald Trump met the North’s Kim Jong-un was in June, when the 2 leaders met on the inter-Korean border.

Talks between US and North Korean officers in Sweden earlier this month did not make any progress.

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