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North Korea fires two projectiles into Sea of Japan

21-03-2020

Pyongyang, North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan from North Pyongan province on Saturday, according to South Korea's military.North Korea launched multiple missiles as part of firing drills earlier this month. The US and China have called on Pyongyang to return to talks on ending its nuclear and missile programmes, BBC reported.On Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff said it was monitoring the situation in case there are additional launches.Japan's coast guard confirmed a missile had landed outside the waters of its exclusive economic zone.

It comes as North Korea announced it would be holding a session of the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's parliament, on 10 April. Analysts say the meeting will involve almost 700 of the country's leaders in one spot. Rachel Minyoung Lee, from North Korea monitoring website NK News said on Twitter that the meeting would "be the ultimate show of (North Korea's) confidence in managing the coronavirus situation".

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