North Korea fired four anti-ship missiles into the sea East of the Korean Peninsula, reported South Korean military to demonstrate your "exact target" ability. Officials in South Korea have stated that the shells fired near the Eastern port city of Wonsan, are considered to be cruise missiles "land-ship".
"North Korea intends to demonstrate its various missile capabilities, to demonstrate its accurate target ability in the form of armed protests against ships in relation to the strike groups by naval forces of the United States, and the joint naval exercises", - said the representative of the joint chiefs of staff of South Korea Roh Jae-Hyun.
North Korea launched 16 rockets in 10 trials until 2017, and the launch Thursday was the fourth this year, as in may took office as the new President of South Korea, moon Jae-In. Analysts say that each launch, successful or not, to improve rocket technology and, ultimately, provides information that helps North Korea closer to its goal - to create a missile that will reach the United States.
Speaking in an interview, foreign Minister Fumio Kishida condemned the launch of the new missile North Korea. "These provocative actions are intolerable," he said. Professor, University of the Pacific-Hawaii and former Director of operations in the joint intelligence center, Pacific command United States Carl Schuster said that this type of missile might, "if they're lucky" to immobilize us aircraft carrier.
Starting on Thursday is the first after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against the DPRK last week. The resolution imposed additional sanctions on North Korea and condemned the continued spread of the regime's nuclear and ballistic programs. The sanctions also ban travel and freeze the assets of high-ranking officials of North Korea and government bodies who are involved in this program.
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