North Korea says missile launch a new type of 'cruise rocket'

North Korea's weapons tests are meant to build a nuclear and missile programme that can stand up to what it sees as US and South Korean hostility, but they are also considered by analysts as ways to make its political demands clear to leaders in Washington and Seoul.

Following last month's successful test, the USA now has the ability to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) targeting the homeland, according to the Pentagon.

The missile test was North Korea's fourth in a month and came after the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Kim's government last week.

"Our government, as I have already clarified multiple times, will not back off at all or compromise regarding national security and people's safety", Moon said.

Last month, North Korea premiered a powerful new midrange missile that outside experts said flew higher than any other missile previously tested by North Korea.

The United States is increasingly concerned about the nuclear-armed North's missile capability, especially its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) technology.

A CACKLING Kim Jong-un has been pictured celebrating his latest missile test as he declared the new rockets capable of striking usa warships "at will".

There has been no comment from North Korea, or reports in its state media, about the latest cases.

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This would be the fourth missile test by the nuclear- armed regime in less than five weeks, as Pyongyang continues to defy United Nations warnings and U.S. threats of possible military action.

THAAD is designed for high-altitude extra-atmospheric interception of short and medium-ranged missiles and can be potentially used against North Korean ballistic missiles.

Meanwhile, South Korea suspended temporarily the further deployment of the advanced USA missile defense system known as THAAD over certain bureaucratic irregularities surrounding its installation. Moon's decision to call a plenary session of the National Security Council after being briefed on North Korea's cruise missile launch seems to have been aimed at sending a stern warning to North Korea about its repeated missile provocations. In fact, the MDA, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, conducted a successful test of the GMD system on May 30, when a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California intercepted an ICBM-class target launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

However, North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest United Nations sanctions as "mean" and vowed to press ahead with its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Two launchers for the Thaad battery were deployed in April in Seongju county, more than 200 kilometres southeast of Seoul, with four more needed to make the system fully operational.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., suggested during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee meeting the delay presents an unexpected setback for defense against North Korea's missile threats.

The Blue House (South Korea's White House) announced today that the further deployment of the THAAD system has been placed on hold as an environmental impact study is conducted, taking perhaps one year.


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