North Korea Launches Short-Range Projectiles, South Says

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday nytimes
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JEJU, South Korea — In a move likely to raise tensions as denuclearization talks with the United States remain stalled.

The North fired the projectiles between 9:06 a.m. and 9:27 a.m. from near Wonsan, a coastal town east of Pyongyang, the capital, the South Korean military said in a statement.

They flew 70 to 200 kilometers before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the statement said.

People in Seoul, South Korea, watch a news program showing a North Korean weapons launch, on Saturday.CreditAhn Young-Joon/Associated Press

An earlier statement from the military said the North had fired a single missile, but the later statement used the vaguer term “projectile.”

The military has used that term in the past to describe North Korean missile launches when it was too soon to determine exactly what kind of missile had been deployed.

“We are aware of North Korea’s actions tonight,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Friday night in Washington. “We will continue to monitor as necessary.”

A Pentagon spokesman, Chris Sherwood, said officials there were looking into the launch and were not yet able to confirm anything.

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