North Korea missile program

Report: North Korea launches more projectiles toward east coast

People watching a TV showing an image of a North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on Aug. 10 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Staff/ Getty Images

North Korea launched “unidentified projectiles” twice into the sea toward the nation's east coast on Friday morning (local time), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Why it matters: This is the latest in a string of now 6 weapons tests since June 25, and follows Pyongyang's launch last Saturday of what DPRK state media called a “superior tactical” weapon. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump agreed to restart denuclearization negotiations at a June 30 meeting.

North Korea: No talks unless U.S. military exercises with Seoul end

Kim Jong Un with US President Donald Trump on the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30
Kim Jong-un. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

There will not be inter-Korean talks unless the U.S. and South Korea end joint military exercises that put North Korea as "an enemy," a Pyongyang official said Saturday, according to state media.

Why it matters: The announcement came hours after North Korea launched projectiles from its eastern coast — the latest in a series of weapons tests since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump agreed to resume denuclearization talks at a June 30 meeting.

What they're saying: The state-run KCNA reports that Kim had "guided the test-fire of a new weapon," without specifying the type of system. Trump tweeted earlier that Kim has expressed a desire to restart negotiations.

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