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Washington condemns firing of unidentified projectile by Pyongyang

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This shot violates several UN Security Council resolutions and poses a threat to North Korea’s neighbors and the international community, said a spokesperson for the US State Department.

We remain committed to a diplomatic approach to North Korea and call on it to engage in dialogue, he added.

According to the South Korean military, Pyongyang fired what is presumed to be a ballistic missile in the sea to the east of the peninsula (Sea of ​​Japan, or East Sea as the Korean term calls it) at around 8:10 a.m. local time.

South Korean and US intelligence analyze it carefully for more detailsSouth Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The spokesperson for the US State Department stressed that the US commitment to defend South Korea and Japan was foolproof.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin have already scheduled remote talks with their Japanese counterparts on Thursday for routine security-related discussions.

The new US Ambassador to Tokyo, Rahm Emanuel, is due to join the talks.

Democrat Joe Biden’s administration has repeatedly said it is open to talks with North Korea. Pyongyang has so far rejected these offers, accusing Washington of carrying out policies hostile.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met three times with former Republican President Donald Trump, who bragged about preventing conflict but failed to reach a comprehensive deal to end the North’s nuclear program. Korean.

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