North Korea says test launch of new missile type a success

February 13, 2017 00:14

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type medium-to-long-range ballistic missile on Sunday.

State-run KCNA news agency said that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.KCNA added that the missile was fired at a high angle in consideration of the safety of neighboring countries.

Isolated North Korea fired the ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, its first such test since US President Donald Trump was elected in November.

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