North Korea claimed on Thursday to have conducted a successful test-firing of an intermediate-range missile.
CNN reported citing a report by the country’s military state government-run news agency that the country fired a Hwasong-10 -- also known as a Musudan -- and that it landed accurately in waters about 400 kilometers (249 miles) down range.
The statement was reiterated by a North Korean Foreign Ministry official at its embassy in Beijing.
"We are very happy. The Hwasong-10 means our transportation method has clearly succeeded. This means we can now confidently deal with whatever nuclear war the U.S. forces," Choe Sonhui, the General of the Department of U.S. Affairs of North Korea Foreign Ministry said at a news conference.
"What we are doing is trying to cope with the current situation where the United States is trying to threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons, so we are trying to strengthen our nuclear capabilities in order to cope with threats that are imposed on the DPRK," she added, using an acronym for the country typically used by government officials.
However, South Korean and U.S. officials previously said that North Korea had fired two Musudan intermediate-range missiles from its eastern coast on Wednesday morning, including one that traveled 400 kilometers before it fell into the Sea of Japan.
The other flew 150 kilometers (93 miles) and is considered a failed launch, according to a South Korean military official.
North Korea has previously made at least four previous attempts this year to test Musudan missiles.
North Korea has deployed an intermediate-range ballistic missile to its east coast, a South Korean government source told Yonhap news agency. South Korean and Japanese military officials are monitoring the situation, though there have been no signs of a launch detected
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North Koreas second attempt to launch an intermediate-range ballistic missile early Thursday has reportedly failed, South Korean military officials said. The missile may be the same Musudan model that North Korea tried to launch on April 15, military sources told Yonhap
United Nations committee has accused Ukraine of supplying weapons to South Sudan, pointing out to the case of Ilyunshinil-76 aircraft that was being transported to Uganda in January this year. The UN report has mentioned the case of an Ilyunshinil-76 aircraft that was transported from Ukraine to Uganda on January 27, 2017 and said the country is perpetuating the conflict in the East African country, now in its fourth year,
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