North Korea's Kim: Rocket launcher test 'adequate warning'

A man watches a TV showing a file image of a North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. North Korea on Tuesday continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing unidentified projectiles twice into the sea while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing their joint military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy. The sign reads "North Korea could seek a new road." | Photo Source: AP Photo / Ahn Young-joon
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly-developed short-range ballistic missiles he said would send an "adequate warning" to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises.

The announcement by Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday came a day after South Korea's military said it detected the North firing two projectiles that were likely ballistic missiles into the sea.

Tuesday's launches were the North's fourth round of weapons tests in less than two weeks. Experts said the country's testing activity could intensify if progress isn't made on nuclear negotiations with Washington.

KCNA said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew cross-country and over the area surrounding capital Pyongyang before accurately hitting an island target off its eastern coast.

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