North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the sea between Korean Peninsula and Japan, the second weapons test in several days as US military’s Indo-Pacific Command dismissed the threat.
Nuclear envoys from Japan, South Korea and the US hold talks a day after Pyongyang tested a long-range missile.
The first such test of long-range missiles in months causes anxiety among South Korean and Japanese officials.
The missiles are "a strategic weapon of great significance" and flew 1,500 km before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters, state media said.
Biggest weapons on display were small artillery pieces dragged by tractors and instead of giant missiles – whether real or models – North Korea paraded a fire brigade unit as it celebrated 73rd founding anniversary of the country.
Seoul is developing a new weapon with a flight range of 350-400 km and a payload of up to 3 tonnes, designed to destroy underground facilities such as those North Korea is believed to use to store nuclear weapons, Yonhap reports.
North Korea could have around 60 nuclear weapons, according to analysts.
The development on the five-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon, North Korea's main nuclear complex, comes with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a standstill.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said.
Kim Jong-un’s mention of a “great crisis” created by a “crucial” failure in national pandemic measures triggers outside speculation about how bad the situation in North Korea really is.
Project aims to protect population in and around Seoul, which lies within range of North Korea’s artillery.
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