North Korea fires short-range missile off its coast, South Korea says

North Korea fired a short-range missile toward the Sea of Japan on Saturday morning local time — the country’s first test launch in a year and a half, South Korean media reported.

US and South Korean officials are analyzing information about the missile launch, according to the reports.

The missile was fired from near the city of Wonsan, which is east of the capital Pyongyang.

The launch, which does not violate Kim’s own self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missle testing, comes months after denuclearization talks between North Korea and the Trump administration fell apart.

Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met in Vietnam in February, but failed to reach a deal to achieve denuclearization of the country.

With Post wires

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