17 April 2017

News Story: North Korea's missile launch FAILS after military march in Pyongyang

An earlier North Korean Military Parade
By NICOLE STINSON

NORTH Korea has launched a missile following the nation’s military celebrations in the capital over the weekend, but it was a failure, according to South Korean officials.

The reclusive state on Saturday was celebrating the 105th anniversary of its founder Kim Il-sung and reports have emerged that North Korea attempted to launch a missile.

South Korean officials claim the failed launch may have a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Kim Jong-un had pledged was close to its testing phase at the beginning of this year.

A South Korean official said: “It's presumed to be new ICBM... longer than existing KN-08 or KN-14 ICBMs.”

The missile reportedly blew up immediately, but it is unclear what the US response will be after President Donald Trump previously vowed to take action against the communist state.

Read the full story at Sunday Express