North Korea successfully test-fired "super-large multiple rocket launchers" on Thursday, the country's state-run media reported Friday, amid a continued standstill with the United States over denuclearization talks.
"The perfection of the continuous fire system was verified through the test-fire," the Korean Central News Agency said, adding leader Kim Jong Un "expressed satisfaction over" the launch.
(North Korea's "super-large multiple rocket launchers" test-fired on Oct. 31, 2019.)[Korean Central News Agency/Kyodo]
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday that the North fired two projectiles toward the Sea of Japan in the afternoon.
The Japanese Defense Ministry said that what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles were fired from North Korea.
Pyongyang last launched a projectile on Oct. 2 when it test-fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile off the eastern port city of Wonsan.
On Oct. 5, North Korea resumed working-level dialogue with the United States on denuclearization in Stockholm after months of stalemate, but the talks ended without progress.
In recent months, North Korea has warned it may restart nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests unless negotiations with the United States move forward by the end of this year.
Pyongyang has been under international economic sanctions aimed at preventing the nation from developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.