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North Korea Fires Projectiles, Warns U.S. Ahead Of Potential Talks

North Korea offered to resume nuclear talks with the U.S. Hours later it launched another round of projectiles.

North Korea Fires Projectiles, Warns U.S. Ahead Of Potential Talks
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North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles toward the East Sea, according to a statement from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is now the eighth round of launches the country has set off since late July, and it comes hours after a now-contradictory claim. 

North Korea says it's willing to resume nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister said in a statement the country is willing to talk toward the end of September; the two countries just need to agree on a time and place. 

But she did express one condition: The U.S. needs to bring new ideas to the table. She said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for Washington to "fold the current calculation method and approach us with a new calculation" back in April. The minister continued on to say, "I think the United States has had enough time to find a calculus to share with us." Talks may end if Washington doesn't meet this condition, according to the statement. 

President Trump told reporters this offer was "interesting." The launch, offer and warning come as North Korea pushes for relief from U.S-led sanctions. It's an ask Washington says it'll answer if North Korea completely denuclearizes.