Russia condemns new rocket launch the DPRK, said the first Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov. His words leads TASS.
“Concerned about the situation, but at the same time we call upon our partners that we work with on this subject, to exercise restraint, including in relation to military activity in the region,” the diplomat said.
Of Korea on may 29 made the next launch missiles, allegedly of Scud (NATO designation of the Soviet R-17). In Tokyo stated that, apparently, she fell in the area of the exclusive economic zone of Japan.
According to the South Korean military, rocket, which was launched from the province of Gangwon, has covered a distance of about 450 kilometers. In the United States reported that the flight lasted six minutes, the missile fell into the sea of Japan.
The defense Ministry of Japan said that the maximum altitude was 100 kilometers. “Most likely, it was the performance test, any doctrine or form of protest against international pressure on North Korea,” — said the head of Japanese military Department Tomomi Inada, quoted by TASS.
The Russian system of missile warning was recorded in a timely manner start. “He has been qualified as representing a threat to the Russian territory”, — informed the source of “Interfax”.
In Seoul and Tokyo called the missile launch a violation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. Japan said “strong protest”; South Korea stressed that the tests pose a “serious threat to peace and stability not only on the Korean Peninsula, but throughout the world.” Both countries intend to take retaliatory action. “We will be strengthened in cooperation with the United States and South Korea to pressure North Korea through sanctions and cooperation at the UN level,” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.