North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles Into Sea Amid Stalemate With U.S.

Earlier this week, North Korea said the U.S. would be "seriously mistaken" to ignore an end-of-the-year deadline to bring a better deal to the table.
Posted at 11:52 AM, Oct 31, 2019

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern sea on Thursday. The projectiles flew for more than 200 miles before landing in waters between North Korea and Japan. The launch comes just days after the country warned there could be "an exchange of fire" if the U.S.-North Korea situation deteriorates.

The two sides met in Sweden in early October to restart negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program. The countries gave conflicting accounts of the meeting, with the U.S denying North Korea's accusation of carrying an "old viewpoint and attitude." North Korea's foreign ministry told state media it has no plans to meet again unless the U.S. prepares a better offer by the end of the year.

A senior North Korean official said on Sunday the lack of progress is testing the North's patience and the U.S. would be "seriously mistaken" to ignore the deadline.

It's still unclear whether the projectiles were rockets or ballistic missiles. The Pentagon told Fox News it's aware of the launch and it'll provide more information when it's available.