By HYUNG-JIN KIM / The Associated Press
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SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean projectiles fired from its South Phyongan province, which surrounds its capital city of Pyongyang, flew across the country before landing in the waters off its east coast.
It said South Korea will monitor possible additional launches by North Korea. But the statement gave no further details like exactly what projectile North Korea fired.
On Monday night, the North’s first vice foreign minister, Choe Son Hui, said North Korea is willing to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September but that Washington must come to the negotiating table with acceptable new proposals. She said if the proposals don’t satisfy North Korea, dealings between the two countries may come to an end.
Choe’s statement and the following projectile launches were apparently aimed at pressuring the United States to make concessions when the North Korea-U.S….