Nuclear-armed North Korea fired an ‘unidentified projectile’ into the sea off its east coast, the South’s military said Tuesday.
No further details were immediately available from the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.
But she insisted that “impartiality” and mutual respect would be required, calling for the South to “stop spouting an impudent remark”.
The North was also due to open a session of its rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly, on Tuesday.
The North invaded the South in 1950 and hostilities ceased three years later with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.
It has already carried out several missile tests this month, one involving a long-range cruise missile and another of short-range ballistic missiles, according to the South’s military.
Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have been at a standstill since a 2019 summit in Hanoi between leader Kim and then-president Donald Trump collapsed over sanctions relief and what the North would be willing to give up in return.