Nuclear talks in doubt as North Korea tests ballistic missiles, envoy cancels trip

    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its first missile test since its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive denuclearisation talks last month.

    South Korea, which supports efforts by North Korea and the United States to end years of hostility, urged the North to stop acts that are unhelpful to easing tension, saying the tests posed a military threat on the Korean peninsula.

    The South’s National Security Council said it believed the missiles were a new type of ballistic missile but it would make a final assessment with the United States.