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Further punishment possible over N. Korea's missile launches: S. Korean envoy

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- The United Nations would discuss additional measures to punish North Korea for its recent ballistic missile launches, a South Korean envoy to the international body said Thursday. Last week, the communist country fired off two medium-range Rodonng ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, the first such launches in four years, in what appeared to be a show of force in defiance of ongoing Seoul-Washington military exercises.

U.N. committee asked to consider N. Korea missile launches a violation

The United States and Britain have asked the U.N. North Korea sanctions committee to consider the recent scud missile launches by Pyongyang to be violations of past resolutions, diplomats said on Wednesday. "The U.S. and U.K. have both written to the 1718 committee to report violations of the ballistic missile related provisions of resolutions," a British spokesperson said, referring to the official name of the sanctions committee.

Pentagon: N. Korea has at least 6 road-mobile ICBM launchers

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 5 (Yonhap) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday North Korea has at least six Hwasong-13 road-mobile long-range missile launchers, as the U.S. updated the assessment of the secretive nation's military power. It said the Hwasong-13 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) have a range of more than 3,400 miles, but its capability has yet to be tested.

Pentagon: N. Korea has at least 6 road-mobile ICBM launchers

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 5 (Yonhap) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday North Korea has at least six Hwasong-13 road-mobile long-range missile launchers, as the U.S. updated the assessment of the secretive nation's military power. It said the Hwasong-13 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) have a range of more than 3,400 miles, but its capability has yet to be tested.

U.S. urges N. Korea to stop provocation with missile launches

U.S. government officials repeated its call on North Korea on Monday to stop provocative acts in connection with the latest launch of short-range scud missiles in violation of U.N. resolutions. "We urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions that aggravate tensions and instead focus on fulfilling its international obligations and commitments" by abiding with U.N. Security Council resolutions 1718, 1874 and 2094, Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, told reporters.

U.S. urges N. Korea to stop provocation with missile launches

U.S. government officials repeated its call on North Korea on Monday to stop provocative acts in connection with the latest launch of short-range scud missiles in violation of U.N. resolutions. "We urge North Korea to refrain from provocative actions that aggravate tensions and instead focus on fulfilling its international obligations and commitments" by abiding with U.N. Security Council resolutions 1718, 1874 and 2094, Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, told reporters.

N. Korea fires 4 short-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be four short-range ballistic missiles off its southeast coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, in a suspected reaction to U.S.-involved military exercises in the South that Pyongyang condemns as a rehearsal for invasion.

N. Korea fires 4 short-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be four short-range ballistic missiles off its southeast coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, in a suspected reaction to U.S.-involved military exercises in the South that Pyongyang condemns as a rehearsal for invasion.

India successfully tests long-range missile

New Delhi, Jan 20 (EFE).- India successfully test-fired Monday its Agni-IV, a long-range, surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the military said. The missile, 20 meters long, weighing 17 tons and with a range of 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles), according to officials, was launched from a military base in the eastern state of Odisha. The last time the Agni-IV was test-fired goes back to September 2012, another successful trial.

India test-fires long-range missile

India on Sunday successfully test-fired for a second time a long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, marking another advance in its military capabilities. The Agni V blasted off at 8:50 am (0320 GMT) from a concrete launchpad on an island off the eastern state of Orissa. "The missile met all the mission objectives with absolute accuracy," M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, told AFP. Analysts say Agni V has the range to strike any target on the Chinese mainland, including military installations in the far northeast.
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