S Korea Test Fires 800 Km-Range Missile

Miranda GreerApr 09, 2017

North Korea has launched a KN-15 missile from its eastern coast into the Sea of Japan, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the Sea of Japan at 6:42 a.m. on Wednesday from the eastern coastal region of Sinpo.

She was referring to North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un.

During his first Asia tour this month, Tillerson said the USA was looking at a "new approach" against North Korea in which "all options are on the table", including military action.

The latest launch came after President Donald Trump threatened the United States was prepared to go it alone in bringing the North to heel if China did not step in.

A Seoul ministry official told Xinhua that the ballistic missile was sacked at about 6:42 a.m. local time from Sinpo in North Hamgyeong province, in northeastern DPRK.

South Korean intelligence warned in late March that North Korea could detonate a nuclear device in the first week of April to "overshadow" the U.S.

September 20, 2016: North Korea says it complete ground test of a new rocket engine, which South Korea says is likely to be used for a long-range missile.

"The President emphasized that the United States stands with its allies Japan and South Korea in the face of the serious threat that North Korea continues to pose".

He added: "If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". The attendants pledged a stern response against North Korea's potential military provocation.

The KN-15 missile reportedly refers to what North Korea calls the solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2".

In a statement, the agency said: "U.S. We have no further comment", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.

By demonstrating a capacity to launch a salvo of missiles from different sites, North Korea could neutralize the ability of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system.

The European Union has expanded sanctions against North Korea over the country's nuclear tests and launches of ballistic missiles.

Meanwhile, Japan has highly condemned the missile launch and said that it violated UN Security Council resolutions.

In February the North simultaneously fired four ballistic missiles off its east coast, three of which fell provocatively close to Japan.

The firing was made as South Korean and USA troops were conducting annual military drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal.

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