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North Korea continues to fire missiles

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Monday fired its sixth missile in three days, demonstrating its military capabilities in defiance of global sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.

Kim Jong Un’s regime fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast between 11 a.m. and noon and another between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in Seoul. The North, which launched a short-range missile Sunday after firing three on May 18, Monday said it is exercising its right to test-fire rockets as part of regular military drills.

The launches follow months of North Korean threats that have moderated since the U.S. and South Korea intensified diplomatic efforts this month to ease tensions and boost Chinese participation in global sanctions that target the North’s nuclear weapons program.