S.Korea: North’s missile upgraded

Posted On June 22, 2016 By In Uncategorized

South Korea says North Korea has successfully upgraded its new type of ballistic missile through 6 launch tests since April.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North fired what appeared to be 2 Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles near its east coast city of Wonsan shortly before 6 AM and past 8 AM on Wednesday.

The first launch apparently failed. But the second missile reportedly flew about 400 kilometers east and fell into the Sea of Japan.

A South Korean military official told NHK that the second launch could be described as a success to some extent, judging from the missile’s flight distance.

Musudan missiles are said to be able to reach US bases in Guam.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye described the North’s nuclear and missile development programs as grave provocations that threaten peace on the Korean Peninsula, in northeast Asia and around the world.

She said the North Korean regime should realize that reckless provocation leads to complete isolation and self-destruction.


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