North Korea launches ballistic missile into sea; seems defying UN resolutions

Seoul: As stated by the Defence Ministry of South Korea, the North Korea, today on 18th March, has fired medium- range ballistic missile into the sea just days after the leader Kim Jong- Un ordered further nuclear warhead and missile test.

Moreover, it was also stated by the spokesman from the Ministry that the Missile was launched from southwest side of Country i.e. from Sukchon. And the time for such launch was 5.55 in the morning (local time). And it was seemed flying around 800 kilometres into the East Se, i.e. the Sea of Japan.

Moreover, the spokesperson found unable to confirm the type of missile, however, as per the South Korean news agency- Yonhap which has cited military sources as saying it was Rodong missile, a scaled- up Scud variant with a maximum range of around 1300 kilometres.

It is notable that from January, this year, the tension in divided Korean peninsula has been rising with the different activities form the both sides. It was on 6th day of January, 2016 North had carried out its fourth nuclear test, and later in the last month it had launched a long- range rocket which was widely seen as a disguised ballistic missile test.

Moreover, later, the United Nations Security Council has responded earlier in this month of March, and it has imposed its toughest sanctions on North Korea to date. Moreover, United States President- Barack Obama was seemed signing the order for implementation of such UN sanction against North.

Also, it was seen that there has been a regular nuclear strike threats from Pyongyang coming against both Seoul and Washington.

Moreover, showing its anger, the North was again seen firing two short- range missiles into the East Sea on 10th day of March. Moreover, after few days, the leader Kim Jong-Un also found threatening about the firing of the ballistic rockets “in short time”.

It is notably again that the Rodong test would be more provocative and its greater range would make it capable of hitting most of Japan.

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