North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches a missile launch in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 11, 2019. KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches a missile launch in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on Aug. 11, 2019. KCNA

North Korea fires sixth round of projectiles in less than a month, rejects Moon’s appeal for talks

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired its sixth round of projectiles in less than a month on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea’s president promised to solidify the foundations for denuclearization and peace by the end of his term.

The North launched two unidentified short-range projectiles that flew about 143 miles and reached an altitude of nearly 20 miles before landing in the sea off the country’s eastern coast, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

It didn’t specify if they were missiles or rocket artillery, saying that South Korean and U.S. officials were still analyzing the situation.

South Korea’s National Security Committee held an emergency meeting during which it urged the North to stop the launches, saying they could raise military tensions as the joint military drills are ongoing.

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