A week after North Korea tested a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, Pyongyang launched an unidentified projectile, which flew about 500 kilometers before it landed in the waters off the country’s east coast.

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On Sunday morning, South Korea announced that Pyongyang has conducted another missile test. According to South Korea’s military, North Korea launched an unidentified projectile from a location near the city of Pukchang.

The military added that the missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) before it landed in the waters off the country’s east coast. The White House stated that this missile had a “shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea’s three most recent tests.” Japan condemned the launch and said that it is another clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.







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Last Sunday, North Korea tested a new ballistic missile. According to the North Korea’s KCNA news agency, the missile is capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead and reaching the U.S. mainland.