North Korea on July 31 launched two short-range missiles. Less than a week ago, she already tested these weapons.
South Korean military said that both shells flew about 250 kilometers at a maximum height of 30 kilometers. South Korean authorities called for Pyongyang to stop testing.
North Korea, in turn, criticizes the joint exercises of the United States and South Korea. The next exercise is scheduled for the end of the summer of 2019. Pyongyang calls them the “rehearsal of the invasion.”
In June, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border between North and South Korea. Trump moved to the territory of the DPRK and then both went to the territory of South Korea – to the Freedom House, where separated families came to the meetings, and now mostly tourists.
During the second meeting of Kim and Trump in Hanoi in the winter of 2019, the summit ended with disputes on both sides about the pace and speed required for the dismantling of international sanctions against the DPRK. Then the negotiations were under threat.
According to Trump, Kim Jong-un suggested that he should cancel all US sanctions against North Korea in exchange for dismantling the nuclear test site in Yongbyon, but the United States was not satisfied. After the US president explained that an agreement was reached on inspections of North Korean nuclear facilities, a “scheduled schedule” of visits and the DPRK leader said that the country would not resume nuclear testing and the development of missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Trump later said that he “would not” that the sanctions against the DPRK be tightened, “for the sake of the people of North Korea.”
A few months after the summit in Vietnam, reports appeared on the possible restoration of one of the nuclear test sites.