North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

24 May, 2017, 09:43 | Author: Essie Rivera

The latest missile test comes just a week after North Korea provoked global outcry by testing a ballistic missile that it claims can carry a nuclear warhead.

However, Western experts dismissed those claims as exaggerated, saying such advances won't be possible for the North at least until 2030.

At the United Nations, diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea said they requested a Security Council consultation on the missile test.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object flew south from rival North Korea, Seoul's military said. An MRBM has a range of 500-1,500 miles and a missile with the range of 1,500-3,400 km is usually categorized as an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM).

While North Korea's claims of progress are still unproven, US authorities stress that the country can not yet strike Guam, a crucial staging point for USA troops in any future war against North Korea. Sunday's launch followed one a week earlier of a rocket that flew higher and for a longer time than any missile the North has previously launched and could one day reach targets in Hawaii and Alaska.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test fire of the ground-to-ground strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, state news agency KCNA reported.

KCNA said the test was meant to verify technical indexes of the weapon system and examine its adaptability under various battle conditions before deployment to military units.

A spokesman for Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters that South Korean and United States intelligence authorities "assess that North Korea secured meaningful data in advancing the reliability of its missile technology through yesterday's missile launch".

The United Nations Security Council is set to meet Tuesday morning to discuss North Korea's recent actions, including the Sunday missile test.

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Pyongyang, undeterred by multiple United Nations Security Council sanctions resolutions over its nuclear weapons and missile programs, continues to defy the global community with atomic and rocket tests.

It's moving ahead with its nuclear weapons program as well.

President Donald Trump, now in the midst of his first foreign trip as president, had no immediate public comment on the test. Kim has frequently expressed outrage at the USA, most recently for massive military exercises conducted with South Korea and for US deployment of an anti-missile system created to counter the Pyongyang missile threat.

The test quiets aspirations of peace between North and South Korea.

US President Donald Trump has warned of a potential "major, major conflict" with North Korea over its weapons programs.

Solid fuel is like an explosive jelly, and less corrosive than liquid fuel, meaning it can be easily stored in the rocket's fuel tank, unlike the liquid alternative, which requires specially lined tanks.

Solid-fuel missiles have their fuel loaded in them before being moved into place, allowing them to be launched faster and with more secrecy.

He added: "I believe we must review the possibility as I believe we could resume exchanges in various areas, such as personnel, social, cultural and sports, as long as they do not undermine the global framework of sanctions against North Korea".

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