North Korea fires "unidentified projectiles"

North Korea fired on Tuesday two new "projectiles", a few hours after proposing to the United States resume end of September negotiations on its nuclear program, stalled since February. The two "missiles" were fired on Tuesday at dawn from South Pyongan Province, in the center of the country, towards the Sea of ​​Japan, said the South Korean staff, without further details. . The term "projectile" is usually used by the South Korean army to qualify North Korean short-range missiles.

This new weapons test came a few hours after the North Korean regime said it was ready to resume negotiations with Washington. These have stalled since February, when Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had failed to reach an agreement on North Korean denuclearization.

A meeting during the UN General Assembly?

"We want to meet face-to-face with the United States at the end of September, at a date and place we can agree on," North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement. aired Monday by the official KCNA news agency.

The period mentioned by Pyongyang coincides with the UN General Assembly, which is held in the last week of September in New York and brings together leaders from around the world. But it is not yet clear whether a meeting between US negotiator Stephen Biegun and his counterparts in North Korea could take place on this occasion.