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The South Korean army said North Korea had fired more shots into the sea to extend a series of weapons tests that would aim to pressure Washington and Seoul for diplomacy. slow nuclear
The joint Chief of Staff of South Korea said that projectiles had been thrown twice from an area on the east coast of the north.
The chiefs of staff did not immediately specify what weapons were, how many were thrown or how far they had flown.
North Korea has conducted a series of short-range ballistic tests in recent weeks, while expressing frustration at the deadlock over nuclear negotiations with the United States and the continuation of joint US-South Korean military exercises. by the North as a repetition of invasion.
According to experts, US President Donald Trump's minimization of launches in the North has left the country more leeway to intensify its testing activities while seeking to create leverage before a possible resumption of negotiations, which could occur sometime after the end of the Allied exercises at the end of the month. .
Chiefs of staff alerted journalists about launches a few hours after the North issued a statement reprimanding South Korea, saying it was "foolish" for Seoul to hope for a resumption of the inter-Korean dialogue while continuing its military exercises with the United States.