North Korea has confirmed that it has “successfully” fired a ballistic missile in a test supervised by leader Kim Jong-UN.
North Korean State Television KRT showed Today, the Launch of a New Type of Medium- to long-range Ballistic Missile a day earlier, claiming further advancement in a weapons program it is pursuing in violation of United Nations Resolutions.
North Korea fired the Ballistic Missile on a high arc into the sea early on Sunday, the first test of U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to get tough on an isolated regime that tested Nuclear devices and Ballistic Missiles last year at an unprecedented rate.
The North’s State-Run kcna News Agency said the missile was fired at a high angle in consideration of the safety of Neighboring countries.
A South Korean Military source said on Sunday the missile reached an altitude of 550 kilometers.
It flew about 500 kilometers towards Japan, landing off the East coast of the Korean Peninsula.