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White House Says Aware Of Latest North Korea Missile Test

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WASHINGTON – The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump is aware of the latest missile test conducted by the North Korea, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement that the president has been briefed on the test.

Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile which coincides with a UN Security Council ministerial level meeting to discuss the nuclear activities of the North Korea.

The ballistic missile was fired from a site near Bukchang in South Pyeongan Province in the northeastern direction at about 5:30 am local time, but it was estimated to have failed as it exploded shortly after liftoff, the news agency quoted the Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying.

A US military assessment found the main part of the missile landed approximately 35 kilometres from Bukchang airfield, the official said. – BERNAMA


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