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N Korea test fires missiles; Seoul slams it as inappropriate

Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 21, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it continues to expand military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration.

South Korea’s military says the projectiles flew cross-country before landing in waters off the country’s eastern coast.

Nuclear talks have stalemated since the collapse of the second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in early 2019, when the Americans rejected North Korean demands for major sanctions relief in exchange for a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities.

South Korea urged the North to immediately stop its “very inappropriate” military demonstrations when the world is struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.