North Korea in another ‘failed’ missile launch

North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say.

The missile exploded shortly after take-off, they said – the second failed launch in the past fortnight.

US President Donald Trump accused North Korea of showing “disrespect” towards China and its president.

The missile was fired from a site in South Pyeongan province, north of Pyongyang, in the early hours of Saturday local time, South Korea said.

It came just hours after the United Nations Security Council discussed North Korea’s missile programme.

Trump tweeted: “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!”

Trump recently hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping and praised him for “trying very hard” on North Korea.

Tensions in the region have increased lately, with both North and South Korea conducting military exercises.

North Korea is believed to be continuing efforts to miniaturise nuclear warheads and fit them on long-range missiles capable of reaching the U.S.

It is not known what kind of missile was unsuccessfully launched on Saturday, however, one official told Reuters it was probably a medium-range missile known as a KN-17.

The land-based, anti-ship ballistic missile has already had two failures, but its message is that U.S., South Korean and Japanese ships should beware.

Meanwhile, an American aircraft carrier – the USS Carl Vinson – has reportedly arrived in the region after it was sent to the Korean peninsula as part of Trump’s “armada”.

After Saturday’s failed launch, the Japanese government condemned the test and said it had lodged a strong protest with North Korea through its diplomatic channels.

9 Responses to North Korea in another ‘failed’ missile launch

  1. Andy Tull
    Andy Tull April 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

    How come USA can have nukes, and no one else can???? Kim Jun un aint afraid of Trump, and is not letting them bully him and his country like the USA likes to do.

    • Jennifer April 30, 2017 at 6:59 am

      @Andy Tull – Well said. That is because America is the bully of the earth, and will truly get a bullies portion. Take some time and keep watching.

  2. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons April 29, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    So you would really like to see North Korea with nukes? Do you read or even take time to learn anything about the history of this despotic North Korean family? You probably would see nothing wrong in ISIS having nuclear capacity as well? Just when you thought it was safe to open your windows again…geez!!

    • Jennifer April 30, 2017 at 7:09 am

      That is the same thing they said about black people owning guns, While their racist, kkk, and skin head police killing out innocent black man. Mind you the ingrunt black men using the guns on themselves instead………………………….
      Based on HIStory those people/other nations are trying to prevent what happened to blacks from happening to them, (modern slavery). The Americans/whites are the bullies of the earth who has created ISIS, that rogue state of Israel, Afghan war, Iraq war, the Haitian situation etc. Tek off the blind folds and look good. All those middle east nations will give that beast a pounding just wait and see. Don’t talk about Obaaaaama either, he was one of them too.

  3. Jennifer April 30, 2017 at 7:18 am

    We are truly suckers for FAKE news especially from CNN, fox etc. And Willful biosness. Anyone who has a HOUSE should have a right to protect it from invasion and destruction.

  4. Honest April 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Jennifer, I agree with you.


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