Kim Jong Un
South Korea earlier accused North Korea of fatally shooting one of its public servants who was likely trying to defect and burning his body.
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Pyongyang said there was nothing to be gained "simply by maintaining personal relations" between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
North Korea's latest moves will further set back South Korean President Moon Jae-in's push for inter-Korean reconciliation.
The nation's leader, who hasn't been seen in weeks, reportedly appeared at a fertilizer plant.
The dictator has now missed two major events, fuelling speculation about his health.
U.S. sources say the North Korean leader is in critical condition, but South Korea is telling a different story.
CNN had cited an anonymous U.S. official who said Kim was in “grave danger” after an unspecified surgery.
The launches suggest leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support as concern over the pandemic grows.
The launches followed statements of displeasure by top North Korean officials over the slow pace of nuclear negotiations.