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
N. Korea Fires 2 New Missiles
North Korean soldiers gestures to a Chinese tourist boat from an outpost along the China-North Korea border today.   (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

(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.

 

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