North Korea has hit two short-range missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week , According to south korean military
The missiles lunched from the north-western city of Kusong travelled 420km (260 miles) and 270km towards the east.
It occurred hours after the top US envoy arrived in South Korea for talks on how to revive nuclear negotiations.
The North is trying to increase pressure on the US over its failure to make concessions.
A meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement in February with the US persisting North Korea give up its nuclear program and Pyongyang demanding sanctions relief.
However latest North Korean missile tests Pyongyang is beginning to establish a pattern.
A programme of tests is clearly underway; the aim, to send a clear diplomatic signal to the Americans (and to Seoul – it is South Korea that short-range systems can target) that the North’s patience is running out.
Last weekend North Korea tested a new short-range ballistic missile that flew some 200 km, though experts believe its actual range may be well in excess of that.
The specific type of weapon tested in this more recent episode is not yet clear.Pyongyang is being careful to avoid testing inter-continental range systems that would breach its understanding with the Americans.But this “informal deal” only extends to the end of this year. In the absence of any diplomatic progress expect to see more North Korean tests, perhaps of longer-range system.
The UN Human Rights Council ambassador to north korea’s said the country – accused of serious human rights violations – guaranteed “rights to life and fundamental freedoms” but that sanctions were impeding people from enjoying.
Meanwhile at the UN council, the US urged North Korea to dismantle its political prison camps and free all 80,000-120,000 inmates