North Korea launched a ballistic missile
The DPRK launched a ballistic missile, South Korean military announced. The type and the trajectory is not yet defined, however, according to preliminary data, the start failed.
On Saturday, April 29, Armed forces of North Korea launched a ballistic missile, according to the Agency Yonhap, citing information of the joint chiefs of staff of South Korea.
The type of missiles launched at the time of preparation of this material has not been determined, experts continue to analyze the incoming information.
The Reuters source the us army said that the start, according to preliminary data, failed.
Yonhap, citing a South Korean military reported that the launch ended in failure — the rocket exploded a few seconds after start
CNN, citing military sources reports that the DPRK had probably launched a medium-range missile, which flew about 40 kilometers and fell into the sea of Japan.
The missile launch occurred a few hours after the head of the US state Department Rex Tillerson readiness to confront North Korea with military force. Speaking at zasadniy of the UN Security Council, Tillerson called on all States to exert pressure on Pyongyang by suspending diplomatic relations with the DPRK or decreasing their level, and threatened not hesitate to impose sanctions against foreign companies and individuals that support the implementation of the North Korean nuclear program.
“Every successful [nuclear] explosion and missile test of the DPRK in northeast Asia and the world in General become closer to instability and large-scale conflict. The threat of nuclear attack by North Korea on Seoul and Tokyo already real. Only a matter of time before North Korea will have the capacity to strike at US,” said Tillerson.
Measures diplomatic and financial pressure will be supported by the willingness to counteract the aggression of North Korea with military force, if necessary. In stock should be available options on future provocaciones Tolerancea the US Department of state
Previous missile launch, which was also unsuccessful, took place on Sunday, April 16, the day after the military parade dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il sung. April 25, when the country celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean people’s army, was also expected to stock a demonstration of military power, but North Korea has limited large-scale artillery drills.