SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A U.S. official says North Korea has conducted its first missile launch in more than two months.READ MORE: Sheetz Raises Hourly Wages By $2 For All Employees Permanently, Introduces Summer Stimulus Program
The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.
The Pentagon on Tuesday was more cautious, calling it a “probable” missile launch. Col. Rob Manning, a spokesman said, “We detected a probable missile launch from North Korea” at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST. He said the Pentagon is assessing the situation and has no further information to provide, including what kind of missile may have been launched.
North Korea says it has successfully launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, which it claims is capable of reaching the United States https://t.co/nh2qVprjFP pic.twitter.com/qcmc0bWZpC
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It would be the first North Korean missile test since it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sept. 15 that flew over northern Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
The Yonhap news agency is reporting that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile.
The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea’s apparent ballistic missile launch.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders says in a tweet that Trump “was briefed, while missile was still in the air, on the situation in North Korea.”
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