South Korea has successfully tested a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers
Moscow. April 6. INTERFAX.RU — South Korea has conducted tests of new ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometers that can reach any point in North Korea, said on Thursday the South Korean Agency Yonhap, citing military sources.
According to them, this test will be a serious warning to North Korea, which continues to develop its nuclear and missile weapons to bypass the international restrictions.
According to estimates by the South Korean military, the launch was successful, an informed source said.
The test was inspected by the Minister of defense of South Korea Han Min GU.
As reported, on Wednesday North Korea carried out a new test launch. According to the South Korean military, it was a ballistic missile medium-range type “Puchiko-2”. She flew 60 km, reaching a maximum altitude of 189 kilometers.
The relevant resolutions of the UN security Council banned North Korea missile launches using ballistic technology.
In March, North Korea tested four ballistic missiles by launching them in the sea of Japan. Three of them fell in the Japanese exclusive economic zone. Later Pyongyang said that the launch of these missiles was the testing of potential attacks on American military bases in Japan.
The South Korean side said that such a stance of Pyongyang is the reason for the deployment of the American missile defense systems near the borders of the DPRK.
The United States and South Korea started joint annual military exercises Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which will last two months. DPRK authorities called the exercises a provocation and regarded as a preparation for invasion, while Seoul and Washington call them purely defensive.