U.S. military confirms DPRK's missile firing

Dong Zhaohui

WASHINGTON, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. military confirmed that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a missile on Tuesday.

It is the DPRK's first missile test since U.S. President Donald Trump met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in the White House last week.

The U.S. military detected and tracked what it assessed was a DPRK missile launch at 2:40 p.m. Hawaii time Monday (0040 GMT Tuesday), said a statement from the U.S. Pacific Command, adding that it was a single launch of a land-based, intermediate range ballistic missile near the Panghyon Airfield.

The statement said that the missile was tracked for 37 minutes and landed in the Sea ofJapan, adding that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) assessed the missile launch didn't pose a threat to North America.



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