North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, the South Korean military said.
North Korea’s top diplomat said on Friday that United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was a “diehard toxin” who only complicates denuclearization talks and that Pyongyang was ready for both dialogue and standoff.
North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s president as “impudent” and vowed that inter-Korean talks are over.
North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean “warmongers” to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said was also aimed at the United States.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had a surprise meeting at the end of June in the DMZ and agreed to resume a working-level dialogue.