(IP)- In a statement, South Korea's military said that Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday, in the sixth round of missile tests this month.

Iran PressAsia: According to the Yonhap news agency, it was North Korea's 6th missile test since the beginning of 2022, the number equal to the countries' total missile test in 2021.  

Pyongyang test-fired at least two cruise missiles from an inland area Tuesday following four reported rounds of weapons tests, including hypersonic missile launches on Jan. 5 and 11.

The recent bouts of the North's saber-rattling came as the United States stepped up sanctions pressure amid a protracted deadlock in its nuclear negotiations with the recalcitrant regime. 


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