SKorean military: NKorea's latest launches were missiles

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South Korea's Moon said that even if the missiles fired on Thursday were short range, they could still violate United Nations resolutions barring North Korea from developing its ballistic missile force.

Meanwhile, as tensions escalate, the U.S. has seized a North Korean cargo ship carrying coal that was used to violate worldwide sanctions.

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said that North Korea's tests of ballistic missiles "is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is extremely regrettable", according to daily The Mainichi.

Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

The South Korean military official said the South Korean and US militaries are continuing to jointly analyze details from the launch. Trump said after meeting Kim it was a "big thing" to have missile facilitates destroyed.

"North Korea is likely to continue testing short-range missiles", Cheong said.

But one of the two projectiles it launched from Kusong, 160 kilometers northwest of the capital, Thursday traveled more than 400km before splashing into the East Sea, he added.

Friday's event also brought together Megumi Yokota's younger brother Takuya, Koichiro Iizuka, a son of Yaeko Taguchi who was kidnapped from an unknown location in 1978 at the age of 22, and Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who died in 2017 following more than a year in detention in North Korea.

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The ship, in what US officials say was a clear act of concealment, also turned off an automatic signal system meant to alert other ships of its course and location.

That act, a "barrage" of projectiles launched into the Sea of Japan, later was described as a regular, defensive military exercise.

In a statement Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn said the North "flight-tested multiple ballistic missiles" and they flew to distances "in excess of 300 km before impacting in the ocean".

The dialogue process between Washington and Pyongyang regarding the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula has been stuck since the second bilateral summit in February ended abruptly, leaving behind a delicate situation even as North Korea tested new short-range missiles on Saturday.

The Iskander missiles have always been a source of tension in Europe and were cited by President Donald Trump as a key reason behind his decision in February to break with the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which bans production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,410 miles).

Also on Tuesday, local media reported, citing ROK's defense ministry, that ROK, the USA and Japan will hold the annual trilateral security talks later this week in Seoul. "But I don't think they're ready to negotiate", he told reporters.

Since 2011, CASIC has been the major source of North Korea's large 16-wheel and 18-wheel TELs which carry its Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) aimed at the United States.

But the North appeared to have refrained from using weapons that directly threaten the United States, Moon said. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Congress that test had involved "rockets and missiles".