South Korea President Moon says North Korea's missile launch was a protest after failed Trump summit 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 09, 2019, 06.01 PM(IST)

File photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photograph:( Reuters )

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"North Korea seemed to be discontented it could not reach a deal in Hanoi," Moon said in an interview with South Korean broadcaster KBS.

South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that North Korea's latest missile launch was probably a subdued protest against the United States after a failed summit of the two countries' leaders in Hanoi in February, reported news agencyReuters.

"North Korea fired unidentified projectiles eastward" from Sino-ri in North Pyongan province, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said in a statement.

The projectile was fired at about 4:30pm (0730 GMT) from a location in North Korea's northwest toward the east. 

"North Korea seemed to be discontented it could not reach a deal in Hanoi," Moon said in an interview with South Korean broadcaster KBS.

But the North appeared to have refrained from using weapons that directly threaten the United States, the Reuters report said quoting Moon.

(With inputs from Reuters)