|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Seoul Says North Korean Missile Test Not Entirely Successful

SEOUL – South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said on Wednesday that the latest ballistic missile test by North Korea was not entirely successful, since the missile lost contact with its control center in the middle of its trajectory.

Lee said in a press conference that Seoul had detected radio communications between the missile and its launch pad, which was cut off midway.

“In this sense, there is a point where it’s hard to say it’s a success,” Lee said, while acknowledging that the North had reached the next stage in advancing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Lee’s comment came following the North’s announcement of a successful test of the new ICBM, Hwasong-15, which the regime claimed to be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking anywhere in the United States.

The prime minister said that North Korea’s missile capability had become rapidly sophisticated in all aspects including flight distance and time.

The missile flew 950 kilometers (590 miles) and reached a height of 4,475 km, according to data released by Pyongyang and corroborated by Seoul, Washington and Tokyo.

This is the highest a North Korean missile has flown and indicates the steady advancement of its weapons program.

Given that the missile was fired at a lofted angle, some experts believe that it could have traveled over 13,000 km in a normal flight, sufficient to reach any part of the continental US.

This is the first weapons test by Pyongyang since Sept. 15, when it launched a medium-range missile that flew over northern Japan before falling into the sea.

PM Lee added that the new test could be the North’s response to the recent US decision to put Pyongyang back on the terror sponsor list and said a dialogue with North Korea was unrealistic at this time.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved