North Korea Conducts New Missile Launch For Second Time in a Week


South Korean military intelligence suggests that for the second time in less than a week, North Korea has conducted a test launch for two short-range missiles.

Military officials have told the international press that the missiles were launched from a base in the northwestern Pyongan Province before flying eastward over land. An official who spoke to CNBC says “(The) South Korea military has reinforced surveillance and vigilance for any more North Korean missile launches, and is maintaining fully preparedness by cooperating with the U.S.”

The launch occurred while Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, was in Seoul to talk about denuclearization efforts with South Korean officials. This development comes days after Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of multiple missiles and projectiles.

President Donald Trump reacted to the last round of launches by insisting that Kim wouldn’t break his promise to him to any longer fire off rockets. This comes months after Trump and Kim held a denuclearization summit in Vietnam, but talks have been stalled ever since that meeting ended without a deal.

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