North Korea Launches Biggest Missile since 2017
North Korea has conducted what is thought to be its biggest missile launch since 2017.
South Korea reported that the launch took place at 07:52am local time on Sunday off North Korea’s east coast.
Japan, South Korea and the US have all condemned the launch, the seventh test this month.
South Korea’s National Security Council said Sunday’s test was an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), which would be the biggest missile tested since November 2017.
Japanese and South Korean officials estimated that the missile reached an altitude of 2,000km and flew for 30 minutes to a distance of 800km. It landed in the Sea of Japan.
In a statement issued by the US military’s Indo-Pacific Command, The United States called on North Korea to “refrain from further destabilizing acts”.
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