SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile.
Some view the offer to Seoul for conditional negotiations and the resumption or missile tests as an attempt at gaining concessions from the U.S. in nuclear diplomacy.
North Korea said Thursday’s test was to confirm operations of its missile launcher and radar systems.
The test was not confirmed by North Korea’s neighboring countries soon after it took place, which suggests that it might not have been a major weapon test.
South Korea stated that it would restore communication channels that had been mostly dormant for one year.