North Korea missile tests in May of 2019 come less than a week after the country also tested several new weapons systems for the first time since 2017.
Friday 10 May, 2019: After a buoyant period of denuclearisation talks with North Korea, the world was reminded this week of the country’s weapons stash.
On Thursday, North Korea launched two suspected short-range missiles, coming less than a week after the country also tested several new weapons systems for the first time since 2017.
Reports say Thursday’s launch came within hours of the arrival of a top US envoy in South Korea seeking to revive diplomatic discussions after the abrupt end to the last summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump earlier this year.
South Korea is now on edge again and claims the weapons test is an attempt by North Korea to increase pressure on the US.
The US says it is watching very closely, while North Korea in a statement says it has planned further tasks to increase strike ability of its defence forces, which hints at more to come.