North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says

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North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said.South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectile was launched on Sunday afternoon local time.
The test comes a week after North Korea tested another missile, which it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.
Last Monday, the UN Security Council again demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests.
It stressed the importance of North Korea “immediately showing sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action”.
The latest missile flew about 500km (310 miles), the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Last week’s missile travelled about 700km.
North Korea’s missile programme
North Korea is known to be developing both nuclear weapons – it has conducted five nuclear tests – and the missiles capable of delivering those weapons to their target. Both are in defiance of UN sanctions.
South Korea said the latest test was conducted in Pukchang, in the west of the country. A missile exploded soon after take-off from Pukchang last month.
Earlier on Sunday, the North’s state-run media said it would continue to launch more “weapons capable of striking” the US.
Yonhap reported that newly-installed South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is seeking deeper engagement with the North, has convened an urgent meeting of his national security council in response. – BBC

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