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North Korea Fires 2 More Short-range Ballistic Missiles, Calls to End Dialogue with Seoul

  • The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the waters from a site near the city of Tongchon, off the east coast on Friday. The South Korean officials said the missiles reached a maximum altitude of 30km (18.6 mi), a top speed of around Mach 6.1, and traveled around 230 km (142 mi). These tests violate the UN Security Council resolutions but don’t violate the tacit agreement between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The North Korean missile tests came after the South Korean President Moon Jae-in pledged to reunify the Korean Peninsula by 2045. North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country has called the Moon’s pledge a foolish and reckless statement. The North Korean statement said that there would be no more dialogue with South Korea.