2017-05-15 19:17:22 UTC
North Korea has declared it successfully conducted a newly developed
mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday aimed at verifying its ability to
carry "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead".
a.. An emergency United Nations Security Council meeting is called for
b.. Officials say the launch was aimed to send a message to South Korea's
c.. US officials pledge to "continue to tighten the screws" on North Korea
Leader Kim Jong-un - who supervised the launch - warned the United States it
should not misjudge the reality the US mainland is in Pyongyang's "sighting
range for strike", the North's official KCNA news agency reported.
North Korea's ballistic missile landed in the sea near Russia, during the
launch Washington called a message to South Korea, days after its new
President took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue.
The missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the
security of neighbouring countries. It flew 787 kilometres, reaching an
altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres, KCNA said.