North Korea tests missile just hours after agreeing to resume talks

North Korea tests missile just hours after agreeing to resume talks

North Korea has reportedly test-fired a missile just hours after Pyongyang agreed to renew nuclear talks with the United States.

The US has confirmed the missile launch.

The missile was launched from waters near Wonsan, a city east of Pyongyang, the South Korean military said in a statement. It said that the missile, a version of the North’s Pukguksong ballistic missile, flew 280 miles to the east while reaching a height of 565 miles.

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It was unclear whether the missile that launched on Wednesday was fired from a submarine, a ship, or a platform on or under the water.

The North’s solid-fuel Pukguksong can be launched from either land or a submarine, although the office of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said this projectile could have been the submarine-launched version.

North Korea launched at least seven missiles into the Sea of Japan since July.