North Korea Has Defied UN Resolultions

North Korea Has Defied UN Resolultions

intelligence and marine intelligence found that North Korea had fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday. Seoul officials said North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un ordered weapons tests to create a ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States.

South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korean forces fired the weapon from a site north of Pyongyang. The missile flew about 800 kilometres before it crashed into the North’s east coast. The type of missile used was unknown.

The Pentagon is still verifying the missile’s identity. Officials speculate the missile to be a Rodong-class cruiser missile fired from a road-mobile launcher.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said its surveillance equipment detected a second missile fired from the same site the first launch was detected. The object later disappeared near the South Korean radar at 17 kilometres high in the sky.

North Korea remains banned from joining the UN and the world economy for its aggressive research into nuclear weapons technology and rocket testing. It had violated UN regulations with its renewed long-range ballistic missile tests this year.

North Korea’s last missile test was on April 2014.

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