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North Korea again fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, South Korea calls it a matter of "Strong Concern"

  • The South Korean military said that North Korea yet again fired 2 short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday morning amid stalled denuclearization talks. The Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea said that the dual missile launches took place at local time 6:45 am and 7:02 am (2145 and 2202 GMT Friday) respectively. Since the historic moment when the US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and crossed the Demilitarized zone into DPRK back in June’19, Saturday’s missile launch was the 7th consecutive launch by North Korea. However, Donald Trump has again told media at the White House press briefing that the North Korean Supreme Leader has been “pretty straight” with him and the United States has a good relation with DPRK. On Saturday, the National Security Council of South Korea said that the continued missile launches by North Korea even after the end of the US-South Korean joint drill is a matter of “strong concern”.