North Korea fires suspected missile days after Kim Jong Un demanded weapons upgrades

North Korea fires suspected missile days after Kim Jong Un demanded weapons upgrades


North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, its first such test in about two months, according to Japan and South Korea.

The launch came after dictator Kim Jong Un pledged to boost the country’s military capacity at a political conference last week, ordering more powerful and sophisticated weapons to be built as the country applies more pressure on regional US allies to accept it as a nuclear power.

North Korea’s supreme leader continued to turn down offers from the White House to resume nuclear diplomacy talks that had collapsed in 2019 amid disagreements over how much sanction relief the US would provide if the country took limited denuclearization steps. Washington had said it would resume talks with

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