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World North Korea fires projectiles from 'super-large' missile launcher, South Korea says

01:15  29 november  2019
01:15  29 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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North Korea 's launch comes three days after conducting military drills near the South Korean border. Read more: What does North Korea want to achieve with missile tests? If confirmed to be a missile launch , it would be Last month, it fired two " super - large multiple rocket launcher " systems.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test- firing of a " super - large multiple rocket launcher " Tuesday Official: North Korea launches more short range missiles 02:28. Tuesday morning , South Korea 's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles

Two projectiles launched by North Korea on Thursday were "presumed to be fired from a super-large caliber multiple rocket launcher," South Korean army officials said.

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"This North Korean action does not aid the easing of tension on the Korean Peninsula," said Army Major Gen. Jeong Dong-jin of the South Korean Joint Chief of Staff.

"We express a strong regret and again call for immediate suspension of actions that heightens tension," he added.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched two rockets from its east coast on Thursday It said the two short-range projectiles were launched from what North Korea calls a “ super - large multiple North Korea announced an end to its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests in April 2018

North Korea fired two projectiles on Friday, its 6th missile test since late last month. On Saturday, he said North Korea ’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had sent him a letter with a “small apology” explaining that North Korea was conducting tests to counter the American military exercise with South Korea that

Jeong said the two short-range projectiles, fired at 4:59 p.m. local time, had a maximum flight distance of about 380 kilometers (236 miles) and an altitude of 97 kilometers (60 miles).

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country had not confirmed that the missiles landed in Japan's marine zone, the area officially known as the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone.

"But the multiple ballistic missiles launched by North Korea are a serious threat to the international community," Abe said.

The Prime Minister said Japan held a national security meeting on Thursday and continued to be "in close contact with the US, South Korea, and the international community to monitor the situation and to protect the safety and assets of the Japanese people."

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  North Korea Appears to Have Fired Missile, Japan Says North Korea appears to have fired off at least one missile on Thursday, Japan’s Coast Guard said, without providing further information. © Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA - APRIL 24: North Korean flag in the city, Pyongan Province, Pyongyang, North Korea on April 24, 2010 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images) North Korea has tested a series of a ballistic missiles since May, with the last barrage being fired in late October.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range projectiles , likely from a “ super - large ” multiple rocket launcher , South Korea ’s Some experts have said that projectiles fired from the “ super - large ” multiple rocket launcher are virtually missiles or missile -class weapons.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday fired two short-range projectiles , likely from a “ super - large ” multiple rocket launcher , South Korea ’s military said , adding to tensions three days Attention is now focused on whether North Korea will resume long-range missile and nuclear

If confirmed to be a missile test, it would be Pyongyang's 13th since May.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly inspected the test-fire of a "super-large multiple launch rocket system" by the country's Academy of Defense Science and "expressed great satisfaction over the results," according to North Korean state news agency KCNA.

The operation was intended to test the "technical superiority of the weapon system and its firm reliability," KCNA said.

The uptick in weapons testing comes amid increasing friction between North Korea and its main adversaries, South Korea and the United States. Nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have been at an impasse for weeks, and North Korea recently stated it is no longer interested in holding talks with the US.

Thursday's launch took place on Thanksgiving morning in the US, and the symbolism might be significant. North Korea has previously conducted missile tests on important American holidays. Its first successful test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) came on July 4 -- US Independence Day -- in 2017. North Korean state media went on to call that launch part of a "package of gifts" for "American bastards."

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  North Korea warns Japan's Abe may soon see real ballistic missile launch North Korea's state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang's latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a ballistic missile launch and warned he may see a real one in the near future. © Reuters/KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Changrindo defensive position on the west front North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in a fourth test of its new "super-large multiple-rocker launcher," with its North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressing "great satisfaction" over the latest tes

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile , South Korea 's office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday. People watch a TV broadcast showing file footage for a news report on North Korea firing two projectiles , possibly missiles , into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, in

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from what is believed to be a " super - large multiple rocket launcher " on Thursday afternoon off its east coast, South Korea 's military said , with the Japanese Defense Ministry saying they were ballistic missiles . The projectiles were fired at around

It also comes almost exactly two years after North Korea test-fired its Hwasong-15 ICBM, which analysts believe could target much of the United States with a nuclear warhead.

Those launches preceded the flurry of summit diplomacy between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump.

But nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington have essentially been on ice since early October, when the two sides met in Stockholm. That ended abruptly and without any agreement, and North Korea would go on to conduct two missile tests later that month.

Washington and Seoul postponed military drills scheduled for mid-November in an attempt to convince North Korea to return to the negotiating table, but Pyongyang rebuffed those efforts and went ahead with its own drills.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper called North Korea's response "disappointing," but said he did not "regret trying to take the high road, if you will, and keep the door open for peace and diplomacy if we can move the ball forward."

However, the clock could be ticking. North Korean leader Kim said in an important policy speech in April that he would give the Trump administration until the end of the year to change its negotiating strategy. It is unclear how serious that deadline is.

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