S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

Made on Thursday launches have become the fifth missile test by North Korea after coming to power in may on winning the presidential elections in South Korea, moon Jae-In, said Yonhap.

The missiles are the fourth new missile system North Korea has disclosed and tested this year, sending a defiant message that it will continue to pursue a weapons program that has rattled its neighbors and Washington. North Korea fired several projectiles believed to.

As an explanation for all these launches that North Korea is conducting - three ballistic missiles launched last month, the salvo of cruise missiles launched Thursday - it seems at first blush like a stretch.

"The operational test and evaluation office has changed its assessment of the system saying, "(Ground-based Midcourse Defence) has demonstrated capability to defend the USA homeland from a small number of intermediate-range or intercontinental ballistic missile threats with simple countermeasures".

Pyongyang recently said that Kim Jong-un had approved the Pukguksong-2 missile, an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), for mass production.

Last month, North Korea premiered a powerful new midrange missile that outside experts said flew higher than any other missile previously tested by North Korea.

Notably, the tracked treads allow the launchers to shoot from unpaved roads or even entirely off-road, increasing the available space from which North Korea can operate these systems. "Therefore, while China is willing to go along with the sanctions proposed by the United States and Japan, it will not totally cut off food supply and oil supply to North Korea", the analyst said. North Korean missile tests so far have aroused only denunciations and tighter sanctions, but the threat of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the United States might induce Trump to act precipitously.

Yesterday, South Korea officials made an ill-advised decision to halt further implementation of the USA missile defense system known as THAAD.

But China has been applying economic pressure on South Korea since the Obama administration reached an agreement a year ago with Mr. Moon's predecessor to allow for THAAD's deployment to the nation.

North Korea test-fired several suspected ground-to-ship missiles on Wednesday, according to the South Korean military.

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast.

The missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200 km (124 miles), South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

This would be the fourth missile test by the nuclear-armed regime in less than five weeks, as Pyongyang continues to defy United Nations warnings and U.S. threats of possible military action.

"The only thing North Korea will earn through provocations is worldwide isolation and economic hardship, and it will lose opportunities for development", Moon said at a meeting of the National Security Council Thursday, according to Blue House spokesman Park Soo-Hyun.

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