News ID: 72262 |
Publish Date: 11:51 - 12 February 2017

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired what is believed to be a ballistic missile into its eastern waters early Sunday

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile
According to MANA, The projectile is estimated to have traveled about 500 km, according to the JCS. It landed in waters off the DPRK's east coast, according to local media reports.
It was the DPRK's first test-launch of a ballistic missile in 2017 and also the first since U.S. President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20.
The launch, the military believed, was aimed at drawing attention by showing off its nuclear and missile capability and was also part of armed protest against the Trump administration's hard-line stance toward the DPRK.
Musudan has a range of 3,000-4,000 km that can put the entire Japan and the U.S. military base in Guam in its target range.
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