Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UN Security Council to discuss N Korean missile launch

UN Security Council to discuss N Korean missile launch
The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest missile launch at the request of Japan and the United States.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he would do all in his power to protect the Japanese public after a North Korean missile passed over the north of the country.

"We will make utmost efforts to firmly protect the lives of the people," Mr Abe told reporters in brief remarks as he entered his office for emergency meetings on the missile firing.

The Japanese government confirmed that a North Korean ballistic passed over the island of Hokkaido in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile, which passed over Japanese territory at around 6.06am local time (10.06pm Irish time).

NHK has reported that the missile broke into three pieces and landed in the sea off Hokkaido, the northernmost of the main Japanese islands.
 [rte.ie]
29/8/17

4 comments:

  1. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile flying some 2,700 kilometers Tuesday morning, the South Korean military said.

    The missile was launched eastward from a site near Sunan in Pyongyang at around 5:57 a.m. (local time), local media cited the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying.

    It flew some 2,700 kilometers at a maximum altitude of around 550 km, passing through the sky over Japan before falling into the North Pacific Ocean, the JCS added.

    South Korean presidential house has immediately convened a National Security Council meeting, according the local media.
    globaltimes.cn
    29/8/17

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  2. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a missile early Tuesday, and the missile fell into the Pacific Ocean off Hokkaido after passing over the Japanese archipelago, said the Japanese government.

    The missile was fired around 5:58 a.m. (local time) (2058 GMT) from the western coat of the DPRK towards a northeastern direction, and passed over Cape Erimo in Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido around 6:06 a.m. (2106 GMT), said Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

    The missile flew over 2,700 kilometers with the highest altitude at 550 kilometers high, and fell into the Pacific Ocean some 1,180 kilometers east of Cape Erimo around 6:12 a.m. (2112 GMT), said Suga.

    He said that it was possible that the missile separated into three parts over the Sea of Japan, and the Japanese government is analyzing the situation.
    globaltimes.cn
    29/8/17

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  3. Demonstrating its “overwhelming” military force to North Korea, South Korea conducted bombing drills just hours after Pyongyang launched what appeared to be an intermediate range ballistic missile that reportedly fell in Japanese waters.
    The show of force, ordered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, involved four F15K fighter jets dropping MK84 multipurpose bombs on a shooting range near the inter-Korean border in Taebaek, the presidential press secretary told reporters, according to Yonhap.
    RT.COM
    29/8/17

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  4. Japan, South Korea and the United States have officially requested holding an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the latest North Korea's ballistic missile launch, a diplomatic source from one of the UNSC member states told Sputnik Tuesday.

    The date and time of the meeting have not yet been officially confirmed by rotating UNSC President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta.
    Sputnik
    29/8/17

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