North Korea willing to hold talks with U.S. in September

North Korea willing to hold talks with U.S. in September

North Korea willing to hold talks with U.S. in September

Choe says North Korea has given the US enough time to map out new proposals to salvage the nuclear negotiations.

North Korea is widely believed to want the United States to provide it with security guarantees and extensive relief from US-led sanctions in return for limited denuclearisation steps.

There was no immediate information on whether the projectiles were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery. "More detailed analysis is needed to determine the exact specifications", JCS spokesman Kim Joon-rak said.

North Korea's relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower - Tuesday's test was its eighth since late July - has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in one of the most unsafe corners of the world.

In Washington, a senior USA government official said it is aware of the latest missile launches and is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with its allies.

Choe warned that North Korean-U.S. "dealings may come to an end" if the Americans stick to their previous stance.

"Going by what they've said so far, they're not too concerned about effects on talks with the USA", said Joshua Pollack, a North Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California.

Other details about the launches were not immediately known, and North Korea typically takes about 24 hours to release such news. "We'll see what happens". "In the meantime, we have our hostages back, we're getting the remains of our great heroes back and we've had no nuclear testing for a long time".

The projectiles flew about 330 kilometers (205 miles) each, making them short-range projectiles, South Korea said.

North Korea has earlier explained its improvement of new weapons is to counter armed forces threats and offensive pressures against its individual protection.

A Japanese defence ministry formal claimed on Tuesday there was no confirmation of any ballistic missile moving into Japan's territory or exclusive economic zone and that there was no fast risk to nationwide protection. Trump has said he agrees with North Korea that the exercises are bad, but made no apparent effort to stop them.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation and consulting closely with our allies in the region", they said.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Monday that Pyongyang would consider a return to talks with the United States later this month.

Choe repeated Pyongyang's call for the U.S. to come up with an "acceptable calculation" or risk jeopardizing the entire diplomatic process.

People watch a TV showing a file image of a North Korea's missile launch.

The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS) said South Korea and Japan will be tempted to have their own nuclear weapons because they are being threatened by neighboring countries armed with nuclear weapons.

The comments came a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed hope that talks with the North Koreans would resume "in the coming days, or perhaps weeks".

Kim Jong Un "clarified his stand at the historic Policy Speech in April that it is essential for the U.S.to quit its current calculation method and approach us with new one and we will wait for a bold decision from the USA with patience till the end of this year". The two leaders met again at the Korean border in late June and agreed to restart diplomacy.

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