Flurry of N Korea missiles for Kamala Harris visit

North Korea carried out another banned missile test, just hours after a visit by US Vice-President Kamala Harris, South Korea’s military says.

Two short-range ballistic missiles were fired into the sea off the North’s east coast, it said, in the third such breach of UN sanctions this week.

It follows a visit by Ms Harris to the demilitarised zone dividing the Koreas.

This has been a record year for missile tests in North Korea and the latest launches are timed to send a message.

They come as the US and South Korea held joint naval drills this week around the Korean peninsula.

Earlier on Thursday, Ms Harris met South Korea’s leader Yoon Suk-yeol shortly after her arrival in the capital Seoul.

Both condemned Pyongyang’s actions.

In a White House statement, the two leaders criticised Pyongyang’s “provocative nuclear rhetoric and ballistic missile launches”, and “reaffirmed [their] alignment… and goal of the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.

The vice-president…

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