This undated photo, released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 17, 2019, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing the test-firing of a ‘new weapon,’ according to KCNA. KCNA
This undated photo, released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 17, 2019, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observing the test-firing of a ‘new weapon,’ according to KCNA. KCNA

North Korea punctuates offer for talks by firing short-range projectiles

by Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea test-fired two projectiles that flew up to 205 miles on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the communist state offered to restart stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States.

It was the 10th such launch since May and shattered a two-week lull since the last one.

The short-range projectiles were launched eastward from an area in Kaechon, north of the nation’s capital, about 20 minutes apart starting at 6:53 a.m., according to a statement by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The military said the maximum flying distance was 205 miles but did not provide the speed or altitude, saying American and South Korean intelligence authorities were analyzing the details.

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