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North Korea proposes the resumption of dialogue and fires two “projectiles”

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The two “unidentified projectiles” were fired at dawn from the Kaechon area of ​​South Pyongan Province, in the center of the country, and traveled about 330 kilometers to the Sea of ​​Japan.

North Korea fired on Tuesday two new “projectiles” , a few hours after proposing to the United States resume end of September negotiations on its nuclear program, stalled since February.

The two “unidentified projectiles” were fired at dawn from the Kaechon area of ​​South Pyongan Province, in the center of the country, and traveled about 330 kilometers to the Sea of ​​Japan, the report said.

“We urge the North to put an end to these acts that exacerbate tensions in the region,” the South Korean officials said in a statement.

Short range missiles

The term “projectile” is usually used by the South Korean army to qualify North Korean short-range missiles . A senior US government official said he was informed of the new firing and assured that Washington was following the situation closely with its allies in the region.

In February, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on North Korean denuclearization. “We want to meet face-to-face with the United States at the end of September, at a date and place we can agree on,” North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement. aired Monday by the official KCNA news agency.

UN General Assembly

The period mentioned by Pyongyang coincides with the UN General Assembly, which is held in the last week of September in New York and brings together leaders from around the world. But it is not yet clear whether a meeting between US negotiator Stephen Biegun and his counterparts in North Korea could take place on this occasion.

“I always say it’s good to meet”, “see what will happen,” replied Donald Trump, interviewed by the press on the North Korean offer. He took the opportunity to once again emphasize his “very good relationship” with the number one North Korean regime. The US State Department has, however, assured that it has no meeting to announce at this stage.

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