North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success – CNN.com

Story highlights: President Trump says United States is behind Japan ‘100%’ Japan’s Abe says test ‘absolutely intolerable'(CNN)North Korea says it has successfully completed the launch of a new ballistic missile, according to state media.The Pukguksong-2, previously unpublicized part of its arsenal which North Korean state media described as a medium long-range ballistic missile, was test fired on Sunday under the supervision of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, KCNA.Kim was present at the site and personally gave the order for the launch, which was the first missile test by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump took office, KCNA reported.The agency described the missile as a “Korean style new type strategic weapon system.”South Korea and theUnited States confirmed the launch Sunday.North Korea tests new missile

North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success Missile test sends warning to Japan Kim Jong Un and China: Better the devil you know? At Mar-a-Lago, Trump tackles crisis diplomacy 4 ways Trump could deal with North Korea What can be learned by not shooting down a North Korean missileA US official said the missile traveled 500 kilometers (310 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, and that it was launched from North Pyongan province.Intermediate-range ballistic missiles typically travel from 3,000 to 5,500 kilometers (1,864 to 3,417 miles).The Pukguksong-2 is believed to have used a solid-fuel propelled engine which enables faster launch and increases the mobility of the launch process, according to a spokesman of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman.The Joint Chiefs also believe that Pyongyang employed a cold-launching system, in which the missile is lifted off the ground using pressure and then ignited mid-flight, as opposed to igniting it on the ground — which is said to be less stable, the spokesman said.This photo from North Korean state media shows the firing of the Pukguksong-2 on Sunday. The split image appears to show the cold-launching system in effect.This photo from North Korean state media shows the firing of the Pukguksong-2 on Sunday. The split image appears to show the cold-launching system in effect.Emergency meetingsThe United Nations Security Council said it plans to hold consultations on an “urgent basis” Monday afternoon regarding North Korea, according to the US Mission to the United Nations. The meeting was requested by the United States, South Korea and Japan — whose Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was visiting President Trump in the United States when the launch occurred.”North Korea’s most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable. North Korea must fully comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” Abe told a news conference at Palm Beach, Florida.North Korea is prohibited from carrying out ballistic missile launches under UN Security Council resolutions aimed in part at curbing the country’s development of nuclear weapons.Trump spoke after Abe and gave a one-sentence statement: “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%.”Japan’s chief Cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said the fact the launch came as Abe met with Trump made it “a clear provocation to Japan and the region.”Tokyo has already lodged protests against North Korea via its embassy in Beijing, he said.Kim supervised the launch, according to state media.Photos: North Korea missile launchKim supervised the launch, according to state media.Hide Caption4 of 7Kim was present at the site and personally gave the order for the launch, state media reported.Photos: North Korea missile launchKim was present at the site and personally gave the order for the launch, state media reported.Hide Caption5 of 7Kim celebrates with soldiers after the missile test, which North Korean state media claimed was successful.Photos: North Korea missile launchKim celebrates with soldiers after the missile test, which North Korean state media claimed was successful.Hide Caption6 of 7This was the first missile test by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump took office.Photos: North Korea missile launchThis was the first missile test by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump took office.Hide Caption7 of 7North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on as the country tests a new intermediate-range ballistic missile.Photos: North Korea missile launchNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on as the country tests a new intermediate-range ballistic missile.Hide Caption1 of 7The missile launching system used to fire the Pukguksong-2.Photos: North Korea missile launchThe missile launching system used to fire the Pukguksong-2.Hide Caption2 of 7The Pukguksong-2 was launched on Sunday, according to North Korean state media.Photos:North Korea missile launchThe Pukguksong-2 was launched on Sunday,

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