North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on August 10, South Korea’s military said.
North Korea has fired a series of rockets and missiles since Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim agreed at a June 30 meeting to revive stalled denuclearisation talks.
The latest launch comes shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had received a “very beautiful letter” from Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader.
A U.S. official said that at least one projectile was launched and that it appeared to be similar to previous short-range missiles fired by Pyongyang.
Mr. Trump played down the recent North Korean weapons launches when he spoke to reporters earlier on Friday, saying: “I say it again: There have been no nuclear tests. The missile tests have all been short-range. No ballistic missile tests. No long-range missiles.”
The projectiles were fired at dawn on August 10 from the area around the northeastern city of Hamhung, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
Large solid-fuel rocket engines for North Korea’s ballistic missile programme are most likely being produced at a factory complex in Hamhung, monitoring group 38 North said last year. Hamhung also has a testing site for those engines.