A rocket launched by North Korea, flew about 700 kilometers, reports “Yonhap”, citing a statement by the South Korean joint chiefs of staff.
“North Korea fired a unknown rocket around 5:27 today from the area in the vicinity of Cusona, the province’s Do it”, — stated in the message.
As noted, the range indicates the success of the missile test.
According to Tokyo, the rocket flew for half an hour and fell into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Kyodo reports that North Korea could launch a ballistic missile of a new type. A source in the government of Japan said that this conclusion was made because the rocket flew at a very high trajectory similar to the space launch. He also did not rule out that the rocket could fly thousands of kilometers.
In turn, in the Pacific, the US command said that American forces tracked a new missile launch in North Korea. The flight path does not indicate that this was an Intercontinental ballistic missile, said transferred to the TASS office in Washington the statement of the official representative PACOM major Rob Shuford.
The test passed for the first time since the inauguration of the new President of South Korea, moon Jae-In. The head of state convened an emergency meeting of the national security Council.
The launch, conducted Sunday, may 14 was the first missile test of the DPRK for two weeks.
U.S. had previously stated that the strategy against the DPRK is aimed at putting pressure on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its programs to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. To achieve their goals in Washington intend by increasing the sanctions. At the same time, as noted, the United States is open to negotiations.