29 May 2017

News Story: S.Korea denounces DPRK's ballistic missile test-launch

SEOUL, May 29 (Xinhua) -- South Korea on Monday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launch of a ballistic missile as it violated UN Security Council resolutions.

Seoul's foreign ministry said in a statement that Pyongyang's test-firing of a ballistic missile was in clear violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and posed a serious threat to peace and stability in the world as well as in the Korean Peninsula.

The DPRK test-fired a ballistic missile from the vicinity of Wonsan off the DPRK's east coast, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). It was believed to be of a Scud type, which has a range of 300-500 km.

The missile flew some 450 km into the DPRK's eastern waters. It was launched at about 5:39 a.m. local time (2039 GMT on Sunday).

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