North Korea said Thursday that conducted a successful test of medium-range missiles. The government reported that the missile known as the Musudan landed in exactly the specified place. Its range was 400 km (249 miles).
"We are very pleased. Luck means that our delivery method is clearly managed. This means that now we can confidently deal with any nuclear threat of the U.S. forces," reported at the conference Th Sonho the General Affairs Department of the United States in North Korea.
"What we're doing, just trying to cope with the current situation where the United States wants to threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons, so we are trying to strengthen our nuclear capabilities in order to deal with threats that threaten the DPRK," she added.
However, U.S. officials said that North Korea launched 2 missiles Musudan on Wednesday from its East coast. One of them flew 400 meters and fell into the sea of Japan. The second flew 150 kilometers (93 miles). The missile launch is considered a failure, said a South Korean military official.
The South Korean military is that the DPRK has significantly improved the engine technology of the missile Musudan. The representative added that to call the launch, which was performed on Wednesday, too successful too early.
In a statement, the US state Department said that they condemned the missile launches. "We know that North Korea fired two ballistic missiles. We monitor and continue to assess the situation in close coordination with our regional allies and partners." The DPRK conducted its fourth test of the Musudan in may, which blew up after flying for only two to three seconds.
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