Kim Jong Un during a short-range missile launch – – / KCNA / dpa – Archive
MADRID, Sep 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Joint Chiefs of the South (JCS) has reported Tuesday that North Korea has launched two unidentified projectiles eastward from the province of South Pyongan, according to the Yonhap news agency.
The projectiles have been launched from within the country and only a few hours after Pyongyang proposed to resume talks with the US Administration at the end of September with a view to retaking contacts that remain frozen since the failed February summit between its respective leaders, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
“Our Army is monitoring the situation in case additional launches are made and maintains an alert posture,” the JCS said in a statement.
This is the eighth launch that North Korea has made since Trump and Kim met at the border between the two Koreas last June, when they agreed to resume negotiations, something that has not yet happened.
A senior Trump administration official said they “are aware of the launch of projectiles by North Korea.” “We continue to monitor the situation and we are consulting our allies in the region,” he said.
The North Korean authorities have expressed on several occasions that they are developing new weapons to counter military threats and existing pressures against their own security.