People watch a TV broadcast exhibiting file footage for a information report on North Korea firing two projectiles, presumably missiles, into the ocean between the Korean peninsula and Japan, in Seoul, South Korea, October 31, 2019.

Heo Ran | Reuters

North Korea stated it had conducted another check at a satellite tv for pc launch web site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.

The check was conducted on the Sohae satellite tv for pc launch web site, KCNA stated, citing a spokesman for North Korea’s Academy of Defense Science, with out specifying what kind of testing occurred.

It was the second such check on the facility within the final week.

KCNA on Sunday stated that North Korea had carried out a “very important” check on Dec. 7 on the Sohae satellite tv for pc launch web site, a rocket-testing facility that U.S. officers as soon as stated North Korea had promised to shut.

That KCNA report referred to as that occasion a “successful test of great significance.” South Korea’s protection minister Jeong Keong-doo stated it was an engine check.

The reported exams come forward of a year-end deadline North Korea has put forth for the United States to drop its insistence on unilateral denuclearization.

Pyongyang has warned it may take a “new path” amid the stalled talks with the United States. The prime U.S envoy for North Korea is ready to reach in Seoul on Sunday for conferences with South Korean officers.

Tension has been rising in current weeks as Pyongyang has conducted weapons exams and waged a disagreement with U.S. President Donald Trump, stoking fears that tensions between the 2 nations may return.

Stephen Biegun, U.S. particular envoy for North Korea, will arrive in South Korea on Sunday, Seoul and Washington stated on Friday.

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