N. Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles toward the East Sea

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed that North Korea fired another round of projectiles earlier this morning - the tenths of its kind this year.
Our correspondent Lee Ji-won is on the line for us.
Jiwon, yet another round of what the Seoul government is calling "unidentified projectiles" by North Korea... just hours after expressing its willingness to restart nuclear talks with the U.S. later this month. What are we learning on this front?
Connyoung, the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced early this morning that North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles earlier today... toward the East Sea... from an inland site in Pyeongannam-do province.
Not much is known for now, but the JCS said the South Korean military is monitoring the situation in case there are more launches, while maintaining a readiness posture.
It was 17 days ago, in late August, that the North fired two projectiles from what it claimed was a newly developed multiple rocket launcher.
This is the regime's 10th streak of tests this year.
Now another thing to note is that this comes just hours after North Korea's vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui expressed the North's willingness to talk with the U.S., at the time and place to be agreed late in September.
A military source says Pyeongyang's latest test-firing is an attempt to pressure Washington and a way for them to get the upper hand in their talks.
That's all from me for now, but I'll have more in our later newscast.
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