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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un says missile launches are warning to US and South over drill

Pyongyang unhappy with scaled down, largely computer-simulated military exercise

Kim Jong Un, seen here witnessing a missile launch, has interpreted a U.S.-South Korea simulation as a provocation.

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the launch of tactical guided missiles on Tuesday was a warning to the United States and South Korea's joint military drills, state media KCNA said on Wednesday.

The missile launch, the North's fourth such action in less than two weeks, came amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and U.S.-South Korea military exercises, though the allies played down the tests.

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