PYONGYANG: North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move 'intolerable.'
There was no immediate confirmation from the North, which had recently warned it was ready to test its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The US Strategic Command said it detected and tracked what it assessed to be a medium- or intermediate-range ballistic missile.
North Korean media are often slow to announce such launches, if they announce them at all. As of Sunday afternoon, there had been no official announcement and most North Koreans went about their day with no inkling that the launch was major international news.
Anything is possible for GREAT LEADER Mad Man Kim. Starving population but spending on nuclear weapons. What a total idiot. There could be a close, tight finish for "IDIOT OF THE WORLD " award between Mad Man Kim and TRUMP uncle.
Japan needs to go nuclear in view of two hostile nuclear neighbours.
If it just flew for 500 km, then you can''t say it is a ballistic missile. Stop exaggerating North Korea.
North Korea needs them very badly. To protect itself from China!
Overgrown kid plays with his toys.
piglet of N.Korea pooped. . Let's see what American DONky does..
Again Chinese handiwork to send messages to Trump.
Rajeev Kumar Singh
Does it missile really fly or always falls into sea? Jokes apart the success of North Koreas missiles is doubtful. Such reports have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
this guy will not listen any1 words ..
Contain these Chinese satellite rogue states for world peace.
North Korea what are they trying to prove by firing blasting ballistic missile. They are surly moving towards their doom.
world be ready for ww3 wow such a fun coming soon.
Waiting for Trump to introduce sanctions here as well.