|Hwasong-12 ballistic missile|
PYONGYANG, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) confirmed on Saturday that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile drill Friday under the personal guidance of its top leader Kim Jong Un.
"The launching drill was conducted with the aim at calming down the belligerence of the U.S. which has recently cried out for using military muscle against the DPRK, and at bolstering up operation capability for attack and counterattack to counter it with swift and powerful military counteraction, examining the order to deal with nuclear warheads and confirming action procedure of actual war," said Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the official news agency of DPRK.
A Hwasong-12 medium-range ballistic missile "zoomed to the sky with dazzling flash and big explosion" and "crossed the sky above Hokkaido of Japan along the preset flight track and accurately hit the preset target waters in the Pacific," said the report.
The missile was fired from Sunam near Pyongyang and flew 3700 km with an altitude of 770 km and hit the targeted spot in the northern Pacific, according to earlier media reports.
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Story Quote: "The launching drill was conducted with the aim at calming down the belligerence of the U.S."
PacificSentinel: Now we know just how dumb the North Korean's are, "calming down" someone isn't done by provoking them, the NorKs have just walked up to a bear and whacked it with a stick, don't be surprised if the bear sinks its teeth into your arse as you run for your lives.