N. Korea Fires Missile That South Says Tanks Peace

Ballistic missile had shorter range than last 3 tests
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2017 5:03 AM CDT
N. Korea Fires Missile That South Says Tanks Peace
People watch a news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station, South Korea, Sunday, May 21, 2017. North Korea on Sunday fired a midrange ballistic missile.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea fired off yet another missile on Sunday, but the latest salvo shot down South Korea’s new government’s hopes of extending any olive branch, reports Reuters. Combined with an earlier test in the week, Seoul’s foreign ministry was blunt, calling the tests "reckless and irresponsible actions throwing cold water over the hopes and desires of this new government and the international community for denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula.” The latest missile flew only about 350 miles, notes the BBC, toward the Sea of Japan. That range is shorter than those of the North’s last three launches, notes the White House, adding that President Trump is aware of the latest launch. (More North Korea stories.)

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