North Korea fires an unidentified short-range missile amid diplomatic breakdown after failed summit

Mail Online | 4/18/2020 | Associated Press
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North Korea on Saturday fired an unidentified short-range missile from its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington over its nuclear arsenal.

South Korean and US authorities are analyzing the details, South Korea's presidential spokeswoman said.

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The joint chiefs of staff were not immediately available for comments, while they were checking the report about what occurred around 9am in the city of Wonsan, as reported by Yonhap News Agency.

Missiles from Hodo peninsula flew for between 70km and 200km, according to the agency.

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Last month Pyongyang said it was testing a 'tactical guided weapon' conducted in 'various modes of firing at different targets'.

If it is confirmed as a firing of a banned ballistic missile, it will be the first such launch since the North's November 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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