Sunday, May 14, 2017

North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket'

On Sunday North Korea had made claims that they had tested a new type of rocket, one large enough to carry a large nuclear warhead. North Korea said that it was a test of the abilities of a newly developed ballistic rocket. South Korea militant members said that the missiles appeared to leave and re-enter the atmosphere. This being a crucial step for the development of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles or ICBMs. As a result of this test and the many previous North Korean missile tests US and Japan have called for meetings of the UN Security Council scheduled for Tuesday. It will be interesting to see what steps the US and other member of the UN take to deal with North Korea in the future.

-Matthew G. Mayes

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