North Korea Launches Two More Missiles

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Early Friday morning, North Korea launched two more missiles off its eastern shore. The launch marks the sixth time in the past month that North Korea has launched short-range missiles in protest against joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. North Korean state news, KCNA news, reports that the country “remains invariable in its stand to value peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and solve issues through dialogue, but the continuous hostile military acts of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities will only fade away the dynamics of dialogue.” President Moon of South Korea, in a speech during Korea’s Independence Day just a day earlier, said that in “spite of a series of worrying actions taken by North Korea recently, the momentum for dialogue remains unshaken.” U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is set to travel to Japan and South Korea next week to meet with Japanese and Republic of Korea officials “to further strengthen coordination on the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK.”

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  2. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/north-korea-fires-missiles-derides-south-koreas-moon-as-impudent-idUSKCN1V52KG
  3. https://kcnawatch.org/newstream/1566028318-419525990/minju-joson-warns-u-s-and-s-korean-authorities/
  4. https://www.state.gov/special-representative-stephen-bieguns-travel-to-japan-and-the-republic-of-korea/

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