N. Korea claims successful test of new medium-range missile

By on February 13, 2017


North Korea said Monday it has successfully test-fired a new medium-range ballistic missile, with leader Kim Jong Un hailing what he claimed is another way for the country to launch a nuclear attack.  (Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency /Flickr)
North Korea said Monday it has successfully test-fired a new medium-range ballistic missile, with leader Kim Jong Un hailing what he claimed is another way for the country to launch a nuclear attack. (Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
/Flickr)

BEIJING—North Korea said Monday it has successfully test-fired a new medium-range ballistic missile, with leader Kim Jong Un hailing what he claimed is another way for the country to launch a nuclear attack.

The test a day before of “a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, Korean style new type strategic weapon system,” was supervised by Kim at the scene, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said.

The U.N. Security Council is making arrangements to convene an emergency meeting as early as Monday afternoon in New York following a request from Tokyo, Seoul and Washington, according to Japan’s top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga.