A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not seen) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 21, 2015. "The launch of a single ballistic missile occurred at a land-based facility near Sinpo ..."
A JCS statement revealed the North fired a missile from the Sinpo area into the Sea of Japan at 6:42 a.m. (2142 Tuesday GMT). Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security.
With the possibility of additional launches after Wednesday morning, the South Korean military is on alert, working closely with USA counterparts. "Until their nuclear and missile programs reach a point where they feel it could be used as a deterrent against the United States, the North probably won't show strong willingness for talks".
South Korean protesters stage a rally to oppose a plan to deploy an advanced USA missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2017.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea rarely misses an opportunity to conduct a banned missile test to coincide with a high-profile world event that's expected to discuss the impoverished yet nuclear-armed country. Those missiles traveled to their maximum range of 620 miles with some falling in the waters belonging to Japan's exclusive economic zone.
US-South Korean announcement follows threats by the North of retaliation against expansion of global sanctions.
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The KN-15 is believed to be an upgraded version of the submarine-launched "Pukguksong" launched last summer.
"China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't". North Korea called that test a success, but some outside analysts said it might test the weapon again before deploying it.
Any launch of objects using ballistic missile technology is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. -China summit at which North Korea's accelerating atomic weapons program is set to top the agenda.
Time to solve the North Korean issue has run out, thus the USA is ready for any acts, the White House revealed.
He explained that liquid-fueled missiles can be unstable and take a long time to fuel and set-up.
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