North Korea fires two ‘unidentified’ projectiles into sea

North Korea fires two ‘unidentified’ projectiles into sea

Seoul (Web Desk): North Korea on Friday fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea.

The South Korean military said the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon, and flew some 230 kilometres (143 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan, which is also known as the East Sea.

The latest test came as the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country said it rejected comments by Moon on Thursday outlining his desire for unification, and said it had nothing more to discuss with the South.

In a speech on Thursday marking the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-45 rule, Moon outlined a goal of “achieving peace and unification by 2045”, although his single five-year term presidency ends in 2022.

“His speech deserves the comments ‘foolish commemorative speech’,” the North said in its statement.

“We have nothing to talk any more with the south Korean authorities nor have any idea to sit with them again,” it added.

The North is banned from ballistic missile launches under UN Security Council resolutions.

The tests come as plans to resume working-level talks between the North and Washington appears to have stalled.