North Korea, which had been complaining about USA and South Korean joint military drills, called Saturday's test a "reasonable strike drill" for its combat readiness, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.
Meanwhile, as tensions escalate, the United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship carrying coal that was used to violate global sanctions.
Some analysts have said that if North Korea resumes testing the kind of longer-range banned ballistic weapons that it fired in unusually large numbers in 2017 - when many feared a U.S.
"Such an action serves only to increase tensions in the region", he added.
They also coincided with a visit to the South by US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun, who met his South Korean counterpart and was scheduled to hold talks with presidential Blue House and Unification Ministry officials.
"North Korea is likely to continue testing short-range missiles", Cheong said. South Korea excavated without the North this week, amid North Korea tests of projectiles.
Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles amid a rapid rapprochement past year, paving the way for his first summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.
Chuck Prichard, a spokesman for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, confirmed Kim's officials have not contaced them since the collapse of the summit in Hanoi.
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Saturday's drills also highlighted the fragility of the detente between the Koreas, which in a military agreement reached last September vowed to completely cease "all hostile acts" against each other in land, air and sea.
FILE - This May 4, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government shows a launch of a missile in the east coast of North Korea.
A senior Japanese diplomat said Tokyo will wait to see how the U.N. Security Council will respond to North Korea's move as Pyongyang is prohibited from conducting ballistic missile tests under its sanctions resolutions.
President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korea's latest missile provocations "bear the hallmarks of a form of protest against [South] Korea and the U.S". "But I don't think they're ready to negotiate", Trump said.
Seoul's defense ministry said the findings will be shared with France and discussions on returning the remains are being planned.
Meanwhile, North Korea has pushed ahead with its weapons program, with leader Kim Jong Un overseeing the test-firing of a new "tactical guided weapon" in mid-April. However, the USA said it was still open to talks with Pyongyang following the missile tests.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly requested the USA send "famous basketball players" to the Hermit Kingdom in an effort to normalize the relationship between the two countries.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said during a congressional hearing Wednesday that Pyongyang had launched "rockets and missiles" - the first time the Pentagon has detailed what it believes was sacked.