North Korea on the morning of Monday, February 13, stated that a trial launch of a ballistic missile of a new type, held last weekend, was a success, reports Reuters. Another missile test in North Korea has resulted in a new portion of criticism isolated state from its neighbors in the region, as well as American authorities.
The launch was the first for the last four months and the first after the election Donald trump President of the United States.
State news Agency of North Korea KCNA has announced that the test was personally watched by the country’s leader Kim Jong-UN. The report notes that the missile type Pukguksong-2 is a “new strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead”. The KCNA also said that the launch was carried out with parameters such that there is no threat to neighboring countries are not represented.
Note that the launch happened during the visit of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in the United States. At a joint press conference with trump Abe condemned the test, stating that the DPRK once again violated the resolutions of the UN security Council. Trump rocket launch did not comment, but promised main ally in Asia full support.
The Minister of defense of South Korea Kim Kwan Jin on the phone discussed with the Advisor to the President for national security Michael Flynn questions relating to the rocket launch. Hand, as reported by the press service of the President of South Korea, “strongly condemned” the launch and agreed to use all opportunities to prevent further provocations by the DPRK.
According to the South Korean military ballistic missile, the DPRK launched Sunday early morning, covered a distance of 500 km. In Japan, the range was estimated at 350 km. the Launch was carried out in the sea of Japan, but the rocket did not made the exclusive economic zone of Japan. According to us military, the missile was medium-range.