North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

North Korea fires new missile over Japan

The region where the latest missiles were launched, Kittaeryong, is a known military test site often used by the North for short-range missile drills, said Professor Kim Dong Yup, a military expert at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul.

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters the launches wouldn't directly affect Japan's security, and that no missiles have reached Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone. US media have interpreted Saturday's launches as a protest against the drills which Pyongyang labels as a provocative rehearsal for an invasion.

Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, is reported to be overseeing a special forcer operations which simulates strokes on South Korean islands, with recent images of him show to be inspecting missiles and missile-fuel components.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the launches from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America, he added.

Washington has repeatedly urged China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, to do more to rein in Pyongyang.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have recently flared up following the adoption of new UN Security Council sanctions in early August in response to Pyongyang's July missile launches.

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While the new North Korean game has created a stir online, the production is not much different from other violent conflict games such as the Activision-made Call of Duty.

None of the weapons landed anyplace near Guam, which the North has threatened to target. These images are also said to be a sign to the world their missile program is still on the go.

Solid fuel missiles are faster and easier to deploy, and harder to catch before they launch because there's a lot less to be done in terms of launch preparation. US Pacific Command updated their "failed in flight" comments in a statement, reports The Daily Caller.

The White House said it's monitoring the situation and President Trump has been briefed on the latest North Korean activity. North Korea had fired intercontinental missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

The ban followed an announcement earlier this month that Beijing would suspend its imports of iron, lead and seafood from North Korea.

In a conciliatory move before that, Tillerson said the United States was willing to sit down for talks with North Korea, but only if it relinquishes its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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