North Korea fires two more ballistic missiles as it vows to end talks with ‘impudent’ South Korea
On Friday, North Korea carried out yet another missile test, South Korean officials stated. The test involved the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles. South Korea said that it was analyzing the activity together with US intelligence experts, adding that “the South Korean military is closely monitoring military movements and maintaining a strong readiness stance.”
A day earlier, South Korean President Moon Jae-in had announced that his country would aim to reunify South and North Korea by 2045, the 100th anniversary of Korean independence. A North Korean official on Friday dismissed Moon’s comments as “foolish” and “reckless.” The official also stated that “we have nothing to talk any more with the South Korean authorities nor have any idea to sit with them again.”
North Korea has carried out various missile tests in recent weeks in response to US-South Korea joint military exercises. The significance of the tests has been downplayed by US President Donald Trump.