North Korea test-fired what seemed to be two ballistic missiles, in Pyongyang’s second major weapons test in but a week.
The launch comes after North Korea said it fired new, long-range cruise missiles over the weekend within the latest sign the regime was trying to bolster its capability for nuclear strikes against Japan and South Korea.
Analysts say the missile might be the country’s first such weapon with a nuclear capability.
Pyongyang has been steadily developing its weapons programme amid a stand-off over talks aimed toward dismantling its nuclear and missile programmes reciprocally for us sanctions relief. The negotiations have stalled since 2019.
US nuclear envoy Sung Kim met with Japanese and South Korean counterparts on Tuesday in Tokyo.