N. Korea Fires 2 New Missiles

Pyongyang defies international condemnation with fresh missile launch

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 26, 2009 3:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – North Korea raised international tensions even higher today by test-firing two new missiles off its east coast, AP reports. The missiles—one ground-to-air and one ground-to-ship—had a range of some 80 miles, according to South Korean officials, who believe North Korea fired an additional three missiles after its nuclear test yesterday that outraged world leaders. The UN Security Council yesterday called the nuclear test a "violation" of a weapons resolution and is weighing sanctions.

 

North Korean soldiers gestures to a Chinese tourist boat from an outpost along the China-North Korea border today.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
South Korean protesters with defaced photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il shout slogans near the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea, today during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Visitors look at the sign of North Korea's missiles at an unification observation post near the border village of the Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South...   (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
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