'North Korea attempted to launch rocket '

'North Korea attempted to launch rocket '

World April 16, 2017 05:51

seoul - A North Korean attempt to launch a ballistic missile, seems to have ended in failure. 'The projectile exploded almost immediately,' said a US military spokesman Saturday (local time). 'There is still selected for some type of missile it went.'

The South Korean military command said earlier in a statement that North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified projectile ' '' near Sinpo, a port on the east coast. A US official suggested opposite CBS News that it was not a so-called intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which can travel great distances.

North Korea fourth Saturday with much military power the 105th birthday of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the Stalinist dynasty. Which Day of the Sun was kicked off with a huge military parade, which were shown including ballistic missiles.

The fact that North Korea is developing such missiles and conducted several nuclear tests, provides internationally much unrest. US President Donald Trump has an aircraft carrier and other navy ships sent to the region. Earlier minister warned Rex Tillerson (Foreign Affairs), even if the policy of strategic patience ' '' is over.

Trump and his military advisers, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis informed of the missile launch. Also vice president Mike Pence has been briefed on the issue. Pence went Saturday to the South Korean capital Seoul, where he will discuss with Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn of North Korean weapons programs.

The regime in Pyongyang seems to launching a call from ally China have ignored. Beijing called on Friday to prevent countries that the situation is escalating on the Korean peninsula. ' We call on all parties not to provoke or threaten each other, '' said Minister Wang Yi of Foreign Affairs.

North Korea conducted earlier this month even though a missile test near Sinpo. That test went not flawless: the projectile would be dumped at sea after a few tens of kilometers.

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