North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles

People watch a television report on North Korea firing an unidentified projectile, in Seoul, South Korea, November 28, 2019. KIM HONG-JI / REUTERS

At a time when the nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington are deadlocked and the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, North Korea fired Thursday, November 28, two projectiles "Unidentified"said the South Korean army,

The South Korean staff did not provide more details on this shooting, which occurs almost a month after two shots, from a "Very large missile launcher", according to Pyongyang.

The Japanese press agency Jiji Press, citing sources in the defense ministry in Tokyo, said two projectiles had been fired from the east coast of North Korea. She said they were ballistic missiles.

On Monday, Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, went to an island to witness artillery fire near the maritime border with the South, the scene of several bloody naval clashes in recent years. years. South Korea immediately protested against the exercises, saying it had violated an agreement last year to reduce military tensions.

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Diplomatic impasse

After the spectacular relaxation of 2018 in the peninsula, the talks between the United States and North Korea have stalled since the fiasco of the second summit in Hanoi in February between MM. Trump and Kim.

The two countries failed to agree on the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for lifting international economic sanctions.

Further bilateral talks, held in early October in Sweden at a lower level, also ended in deadlock. Pyongyang gave Washington until the end of 2019 to submit a new offer.

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