New Northern Korean Missile Test

Cheryl Sanders
June 13, 2017

North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile overnight, part of an escalating series of tests.

The missile reached an altitude of 120 km (75 miles), Roh said.

Washington says it is willing to enter into talks with Pyongyang, but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.

Sunday's ballistic missile was sacked off North Korea's east coast and landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone.

"Since our new government took office, North Korea has been frequently and repeatedly conducting provocation in such manner".

USA defense officials determined the missile was not a threat to North America. He told CBS News that the North Korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth - the capital of South Korea. In the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russian Federation as well.

Meanwhile China pleaded again for dialogue, urging Pyongyang in a statement to refrain from activities that go against United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Russian Federation and China condemned Sunday's missile test and called for restraint.

Suga, the Japanese Cabinet secretary, said the missile fell about 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of the Oki islands in southwestern Japan and 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Sado island in central Japan.

Japan's prime minister, appearing frustrated at a hastily arranged press conference, said his country simply can not accept North Korea's repeated provocations.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that "North Korea's provocation by ignoring repeated warnings from the worldwide society is absolutely unacceptable".

Speaking at a plenary meeting of the House of Councillors, Abe said, "Japan will cooperate with the United States and South Korea to impose additional sanctions".

A further statement added: "US Pacific Command stands behind our ironclad commitment to the security of our allies in the Republic of Korea and Japan".

It also lodged a protest against the test-firing of the missile, the third this month as Pyongyang ramps up its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States mainland.

Kim found that the weapon system's ability to detect and track targets had "remarkably" improved, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

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