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North Korea fires 80 artillery shells

North Korea fired numerous artillery shells on Friday evening. South Korea’s military said it detected the first of about 80 artillery shells in the maritime border area between North Korea and South Korea shortly before midnight on Thursday. North Korea’s behavior was a violation of the 2018 agreement between the two countries, he said. South Korea’s Defense Ministry has sent a warning to North Korea, he said.

On Thursday, North Korea again fired several ballistic missiles towards the Sea of ​​Japan, including an alleged intercontinental ballistic missile, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. The United States condemned the missile test. He called on the UN Security Council to publicly discuss North Korea’s missile tests on Friday. The United States believes that North Korea is preparing for a nuclear bomb test. However, it is unclear exactly when the test should take place, a US government official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters in an exclusive interview.

However, the United States believed Russia and China could convince the North Korean government not to resume nuclear testing, saying, “China and Russia have long opposed North Korea’s nuclear program. We believe and hope that they will use their influence to persuade the People’s Republic. North Korea not to conduct a nuclear test.”

The official urged Pyongyang to resume dialogue with the United States. Washington, he said, is ready to engage directly with North Korea to discuss humanitarian aid. He dismissed growing calls from some North Korean experts to recognize the country as a nuclear power that will never disarm.

“There is an extraordinarily strong global consensus that North Korea cannot and should not be a nuclear power,” the US government official said.

Earlier in September, North Korea passed a nuclear weapons law that provides the right to launch a nuclear first strike in self-defense. It also makes its status as a nuclear power “irreversible”, according to the country’s state media.

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