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Spotlight: DPRK Under Fire for New Missile Launch

2016-04-17 08:30:00       source:Xinhua News Agency

April 16, 2016

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) drew fire from the international community for firing yet another missile Friday in defiance of the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, which it defended Saturday as a self-defense measure.

According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the missile, a BM-25 missile also known as Musudan, is able to reach the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific within its 3,000 km range.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff told Xinhua Friday the DPRK tried to launch a missile from its eastern region at about 5:30 a.m. local time (2030 Thursday GMT) and the attempt was estimated to have failed."

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