North Korea fires suspect submarine-launched ballistic missile into Sea of japan

The launch comes amid a meeting scheduled between the U.S. and South Korea to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear aggression. 

Updated: October 19, 2021 - 7:42am

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North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile Tuesday into the Sea of Japan, the latest in a series of launches recently by the rogue country in an increasing show of force. 

Japan's navy issued a maritime warning following the missile launch, according to the Associated Press.

The launch comes amid a meeting scheduled between the U.S. and South Korea to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear aggression. 

Nuclear talks have been nearly nonexistent for almost two years between the U.S. and North Korea. However, President Biden's special envoy to South Korea, Sung Kim, remains hopeful, despite past disappointments.

"The US continues to reach out to Pyongyang to restart dialogue. Our intent remains the same. We harbor no hostile intent toward the DPRK and we are open to meeting without preconditions," Sung Kim told reporters on Monday.

Ballistic missile launches remain illegal under international law in an effort to curb nuclear proliferation. 

 

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