SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile.
Some view the offer for conditional negotiations with Seoul and the resumption or missile tests being resumed as an attempt at gaining concessions in the nuclear diplomacy process with the US.
North Korea said Thursday’s test was to confirm operation of missile launcher, radar and additional systems.
It is possible that the test was not a major weapons test, as North Korea’s neighbours did not confirm it shortly after it happened.
South Korea said that it will prepare to restore communications channels that have been mostly dormant for over a year.