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N Korea fires ballistic missile

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Seoul/Washington, May 14: North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic missile which flew around 700 km, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff (JCS) said. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea appointed Moon Jae-in as the country’s new President on Wednesday.

The US calculated that the missile landed in water 60 miles south of Russia’s Vladivostok region, an American security official told CNN. Vladivostock is home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. The US called for repercussions from the intertiol community. “Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all tions to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement.

“North Korea fired an unidentified missile at around 5.27 a.m. today (Sunday) from an area in the vicinity of Kusong, North Pyongan province,” Yonhap News Agency quoted the JCS as saying in a statement. A US defence official confirmed that it flew that far, but said Washington was still investigating to determine the type of missile. In response, South Korean President Moon has strongly condemned North Korea for the launch, describing it as a grave threat to regiol security and a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. (IANS)

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