(Reuters) – North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the ocean close to Japan, South Korea’s navy mentioned on Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions simply days after testing a long-range cruise missile.
Following are key moments in North Korea’s missile assessments and its international relations, specifically with the United States, over the previous few years.
North Korea test-fires the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
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North Korea conducts one other Hwasong-14 ICBM check.
U.S. President Donald Trump warns North Korea would possibly face “fireplace and fury”.
North Korea fires Hwasong-12 intermediate vary ballistic missile (IRBM).
North Korea carries out its sixth nuclear check, saying it has mastered hydrogen bomb expertise.
North Korea fires a Hwasong-12 IRBM.
Trump threatens to “completely destroy” North Korea.
North Korean chief Kim Jong Un referred to as Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”.
U.S. B-1B bomber flies over the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
North Korea test-fires Hwasong-15 ICBM, able to reaching all the United States, and declares it has change into a nuclear energy.
North Korean official Kim Yong Chol expresses willingness for U.S. talks whereas visiting South Korea for the Winter Olympics.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s envoy delivers Kim’s invitation for Trump to go to North Korea; Trump agrees to satisfy Kim.
North Korea’s Kim and South Korean President Moon meet for first inter-Korean summit in additional than a decade, pledging to work for “full denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”. They meet once more in May and September.
Trump broadcasts a June 12 summit with Kim in Singapore.
Kim, Trump maintain their first summit, in Singapore, agreeing to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula in change for U.S. safety ensures.
South Korea, U.S. announce suspension of joint navy workout routines.
North Korea returns stays of 55 U.S. troopers
North Korea shows floats and flowers however no long-range missiles at navy parade.
White House unveils Kim’s proposal for second summit.
Kim guides check of “cutting-edge tactical weapon”.
Kim says he is prepared to satisfy Trump however warns of taking new path.
Trump and Kim finish their second summit within the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi with out an settlement attributable to variations over calls for by Pyongyang for sanctions aid and by Washington for North Korea to desert nuclear weapons.
Kim supervises assessments of rockets and a new short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) in first such assessments because the November 2017 ICBM launch.
North Korea fires two KN-23 SRBMs
Trump mentioned he didn’t think about the North’s missile assessments “breach of belief,” calling it “commonplace stuff”.
Trump and Kim meet for the third time in DMZ on the Korean peninsula.
Kim inspects a big, new submarine, probably designed for submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM).
North Korea launches KN-23 SRBMs.
North Korea fires two extra KN-23 SRBMs; Trump says the assessments don’t violate his settlement with Kim.
North Korea fires extra KN-23 and tactical missiles.
Kim oversees the check of a new “super-large” a number of launch rocket system (MLRS).
North Korea assessments “super-large” MLRS.
North Korea test-fires new Pukguksong-3 SLBMs.
Trump says Kim and he get alongside properly and “like” and “respect” one another.
North Korea assessments the “super-large” MLRS.
North Korea says it’s as much as U.S. to resolve what “Christmas present” it desires.
Kim vows to additional develop nuclear programmes and introduce a “new strategic weapon”.
North Korea assessments MLRS and short-range missiles.
Kim supervises check of new tactical guided weapon; Trump sends letter to Kim providing assistance on the new coronavirus.
North Korea assessments “super-large” MLRS.
Kim sends a get-well message to Trump who examined constructive for COVID-19.
North Korea unveils a new ICBM and SLBM at navy parade.
Trump says he has an excellent relationship with Kim and stopped warfare; Biden likens Kim to Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler and calls him a “thug”.
North Korea fires two short-range cruise missiles however the United States performs down the primary such assessments underneath President Joe Biden and mentioned it was nonetheless open to dialogue.
North Korea carried out profitable assessments of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, state media mentioned, seen by analysts as probably the nation’s first such weapon with a nuclear functionality.
North Korea fired a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea’s navy mentioned, ratcheting up tensions simply days after testing a cruise missile with attainable nuclear capabilities.
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