North Korea has launched two ‘unknown projectiles’ to the east of the country, according to South Korean News Agency.
A NATO declared rogue state test-fired the projectiles on Tuesday morning from South Pyongan province toward the east, a report citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed.
A spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture.”
The recent launches are made after North Korea’s announcement on Monday that it would be open to restarting nuclear talks with the US.
A South Korean security expert shared his concerns over North Korea’s increasingly ‘advanced’ missile technology. Choi Kang, vice president of the South Korean think tank The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, warned already that North Korea’s military capabilities are enhancing rapidly.
He commented on the rival state’s ‘imaginative or creative thinking’ regarding weapons building and mentioned that North Korea has almost mastered the ability to dodge advanced missile defense systems.
The series of Ballistic missile tests, conducted by North Korea would be a breach of UN Security Council resolutions that banned North Korea to develop such missile technology. North Korea ignores the restriction as a liberation of its self-defense right.
So far, North Korea has stuck by its unilateral suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests.
It’s not obvious at the moment, what an upcoming Trump-Kim convention could accomplish, if not supported by more working-level negotiations.