[Ed. – Well, they ARE missing the target of a weekly launch. So we’ve got that going for us.]
North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea’s military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.
The missile was fired early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February.
Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes and dropped in the sea between the North’s east coast and Japan.
Sunday’s launch is the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight.