Last week, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea from its east coast. The test-firings were Kim Jong-un’s first major provocation since President Biden took office in January.
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The launches, which were first reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday, saw two short-range projectiles fired in a bid to demonstrate the county’s power and importance to the region. Since Joe Biden took office in January, North Korea has been fairly silent, making these launches the first known weapons test by the nation since Mr Biden became president.