05 July 2017

News Story: China opposes DPRK missile launch

BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- China opposes the missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Tuesday.

The Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Tuesday that the DPRK fired off a ballistic missile into its eastern waters from an area near Banghyeon, North Pyongan Province in the DPRK's northwest at around 9:40 a.m. local time (0040 GMT).

The DPRK declared later in the day that it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, calling it a milestone in its missile development program.

Read the full story at Xinhua