Index - Abroad - North Korea tested ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles from the country’s east coast. The news was confirmed by the Japanese Coast Guard, adding that the projectiles did not reach Japanese territorial waters, the MTI writes, citing the local press.

North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested long-range maneuvering robotic aircraft over the weekend. According to the report, the combat equipment flew 1,500 kilometers during the weekend test launches and crashed into the sea in North Korean territorial waters, reaching their targets.

It is the first maneuvering robotic aircraft in North Korea to receive a specifically strategic signal

– said Ankit Panda, a senior analyst at the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, who also warned that


The weekend was the first such attempt by Pyongyang six months ago.

Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Vang Ji arrived in South Korea on Tuesday to negotiate with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Jui Jong about North Korea. The South Korean presidential office said ministry leaders will hold an exchange of views on Wednesday on North Korean missile experiments and how Pyongyang could be persuaded to return to the negotiating table.

At the same time, leading diplomats attending a trilateral Japan-US-South Korea meeting on North Korea in Tokyo urged North Korea to return to talks on its missile and nuclear development. The meeting was attended by Sung Kim, US Special Envoy for North Korea, No Kju Duk, South Korean Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula, and Funakosi Takehiro, Head of the Japan State Department for Asia and Ocean Affairs. .

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