SEOUL — North Korea has reportedly test-fired two missiles for the first time this month.

A South Korean military official says they detected early this morning that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the West Sea from a southern province near Pyongyang. It’s the first North Korean missile test since July 10th.

A defense ministry spokesperson says U.S. and South Korean military authorities are still analyzing details such as flight distance.

South Korea and the U.S. are preparing for joint military drills that will begin next week and last until September.

South Korean leaders are also calling for more talks with the North.

“Any dialogue between the leaders of the South and North, or negotiations between working-level officials, should not be a political show, but should contribute to establishing substantive peace on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia,” he said.

Denuclearization talks between South Korea, North Korea, and the United States stalled in 2019.