North Korea ‘fires two unidentified projectiles into Sea of Japan’

North Korea has reportedly fired two unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan.

Japan's coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said the projectiles were fired from around Sondok, the site of a North Korean military airfield.

The South's presidential office is holding a National Security Council meeting about the launch, the office said in a statement.

Leader Kim Jong Un has fired a number of missiles into the sea in recent weeks amid stalled talks with the US.

Kim has been on a quest to build a warhead small enough to be mounted on a ballistic missile capable of flying across the Pacific and hitting the US mainland.

The dictator has met three times with US President Donald Trump – at summits in Singapore and Vietnam, and at the North Korea-South Korea border after talks stalled.

After the second meeting collapsed without an agreement on denuclearisation or sanctions, North Korea resumed missile tests and has issued threats against the US.

It comes as new satellite photos emerged suggesting North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme is leaking highly toxic water into the sea.


Almost half a million North Koreans could be consuming the poisoned water straight from a polluted river or through crops which are irrigated by it.


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