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North Korea launches ‘unidentified’ projectile

Less than a week after North Korean leader Kim Jung-un oversaw a “strike drill” in which various tactical guided weapons were shot into the East Sea, the country carried out another launch, this time of an unidentified projectile, South Korea warned on Thursday.

Experts worry that the increasing missile activity means that denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and peace between North and South Korea are further away than ever.

Last month, Kim Jung-un blamed the US government for the collapse of the February US-North Korea nuclear summit. US President Trump has said that he walked away from the summit because the North Korean delegation demanded that the US lift all sanctions on the regime. However, North Korea later denied that it had asked for full sanctions relief.

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