Sumary of North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, South says:
- The tests, a breach of UN resolutions, came as South Korea and China held meetings in an effort to get the North to resume denuclearisation talks.
- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the launch “outrageous”, saying it threatened peace and security in the region.
- “It’s extraordinary timing that you have not one but two Koreas testing ballistic missiles on the same day,” Prof John Delury at Yonsei University told AFP news agency.
- “Earlier, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his South Korean counterpart, Chung Eui-yong, in Seoul, and said all parties should work to promote peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.