N. Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

15 Mai, 2017, 23:44 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • N. Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

The launch Sunday is an immediate challenge to South Korea's new leader, a liberal elected just five days earlier who expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea.

North Korea celebrated Sunday's launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the United States mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. Spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said it's still unlikely that North Korea has re-entry technology, which would return a warhead safely back into the atmosphere.

The South Korean, Japanese and USA militaries say the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan.

It was sacked at a steep trajectory "in consideration of the security of neighbouring countries", reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres before hitting open waters 787 kilometres away, KCNA said.

North Korea has accused usa and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.

North Korea warned the United States not to provoke it, saying the "US mainland and Pacific operations" are within range of North Korean missiles, KCNA said.

Choi Sun-hee, the top North Korean authority who handles relations with the United States, spoke briefly to reporters in Beijing en route to Pyongyang.

Kishida says the global community should prioritize efforts to implement the existing U.N. Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly.

The U.S. military said the type of missile fired on May 14 was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". The US threat assessment has not changed from a national security standpoint, a US official said.

The White House mentioned Russian Federation in its earlier statement about the launch.

The White House said Sunday that the missile came down "so close to Russian soil. the president [Donald Trump] can not imagine that Russia is pleased". The latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North, it said.

It was the North's second missile firing in two weeks, and came amid mounting global concern over Pyongyang's progress in developing nuclear weapons that could be carried by long-range missiles. Trump has vowed not to let that happen.

North Korea said it will prepare for more tests. Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures.

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Kim Dong-yub of Kyungnam University's Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul said he estimated a standard trajectory would give it a range of 6,000 km (3,700 miles). Japan's Kyodo News agency, citing unidentified sources, said the missile may be capable of covering a range as far as 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) if launched at a normal trajectory. "It is definitely concerning".

The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday in a launch that Washington called a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.

President Moon Jae-in chairs an emergency meeting at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Sunday to discuss North Korea's missile launch earlier in the day.

While Trump has said he'd be "honored" to talk with leader Kim Jong Un under favorable conditions, Haley seemed to rule out the possibility.

Trump said in an interview with Reuters in April that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome. Pyongyang has said it is combat-ready. "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it", she told ABC.

Putin is in Beijing for a conference on a plan for a new Silk Road.

The launch came as troops from the U.S., Japan and two European nations gather near Guam for drills that are partly a message to North Korea.

China, Pyongyang's sole major ally and main trading partner, which has been under growing U.S. pressure to help rein in its wayward neighbour, urged restraint.

"China opposes relevant launch activities by North Korea that are contrary to Security Council resolutions", China's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Australia's prime minister has called on China to use its leverage over North Korea to end the regime's missile testing. It has conducted various tests since the beginning of past year at an unprecedented pace.

"In any case, we consider nuclear and missile tests unacceptable".

A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Phyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analysing the details.

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