North Korea vows missile tests ‘any time, any place’, defying U.S. warnings

Reuters/Jack Kim & Ju-min Park/05-15-17

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches “any time, any place”, defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States.

North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war with recent military drills with South Korea and Japan.

…It also tested the North’s capability to carry a “large-size heavy nuclear warhead”, KCNA said.

…The test “represents a level of performance never before seen from a North Korean missile”, John Schilling, an aerospace expert, said in an analysis on the U.S.-based 38 North website.

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