North Korea fires unidentified projectile, reports say

North Korea fires unidentified projectile, reports say
Posted at 6:06 PM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 18:15:33-04

(RNN) - North Korea fired an unidentified projectile early Sunday morning that landed in water between that country and Japan's west coast, reports say. 

The object appears to be a ballistic missile, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

It came from near Kusong, close to North Korea's west coast, CNN reported the South Korean military as saying. 

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff did not know the kind of projectile fired or whether the launch succeeded, the AP reported.

The projectile came a day after a top North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang would have a dialogue with the Trump administration if the "conditions are set." 

Two weeks earlier, North Korea tested a ballistic missile that failed almost at launch. 

President Donald Trump said earlier in May he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 

Since Trump became president in January, CNN said, North Korea has attempted at least nine missile launches on six occasions. 

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