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Sun May 21, 2017, 07:36 PM

North Korea confirms 'successful' new ballistic missile test

Source: BBC

North Korea confirms 'successful' new ballistic missile test

21 May 2017 Asia

North Korea has confirmed it "successfully" launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday.

The state-run KCNA news agency said the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action.

The White House said the missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea's last three tests.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the launch of the Pukguksong-2 missile on Sunday, KCNA reports, adding that he had "approved the deployment of this weapon system for action."

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39990836


[font size=1]Pyongyang said the missile launched was the Pukguksong-2, which was also tested in February[/font]

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