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North Korea Says Ballistic Missile Test Was A ‘Success’

Channels Television  
Updated February 13, 2017

north-koreaNorth korea says the ballistic missile test fired on Sunday and supervised by leader, Kim Jong- Un, had been a success.

While the test has been widely condemned, it has been described as a “surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile” by the State news agency, KCNA.

Describing it as a “new type strategic weapon system”, the news agency said the missile used a solid-fuel engine, which gives ballistic missiles greater range and means they can be readied for launch faster than liquid-fuel missiles.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry however says it as an armed provocation to test the response of U.S President, Donald Trump.

Hence, the U.S, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the incident.