[size=30]North Korea launches short-range missiles for the first time in more than a year[/size]
May 4, 2019 9:02 AM | Views:
North Korea launched short-range missiles on the Sea of Japan on Saturday, the first of its kind in more than a year.
North Korea "launched a number of short-range missiles from the Hodu peninsula near the coastal city of Wonsan, heading north-east," the South Korean armed forces chief said in a statement.
It said the rockets crossed 70 to 200 kilometers over the Sea of Japan.
"We are aware of North Korea's actions tonight," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. We will continue monitoring. "
Relations between Pyongyang and Washington have deteriorated since the failed summit in Hanoi last February between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
The meeting, the second after their first historic summit in Singapore in June 2018, was stalled over a dispute over lifting sanctions against North Korea in exchange for its nuclear disarmament.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said at a recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States had acted "in bad faith" during his meeting with Trump in Hanoi, noting that the situation on the Korean Peninsula had reached a "critical point".