South Korea has promised to take tough measures against North Korea after missile launch

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Giacopelli in fotobounce in Seoul. Archival photoSouth Korea has promised to take tough measures against North Korea after missile launch© RIA Novosti / Alexei Idcompany the image Bank

The South Korean foreign Ministry condemned the launch of a ballistic missile of the DPRK and promised to take severe measures against that country, reports Yonhap news Agency.

«(Start — ed) is a blatant violation of the resolutions of the UN security Council and poses a serious threat not only to the Korean Peninsula but also to global peace and security. The government will not tolerate any provocation and will take strict measures», — stated in the Ministry statement.

North Korea’s missile, the start of which was produced in 5.40 Monday (23.40 GMT Sunday) from the East coast of the country from the area of Wonsan, flew 6 minutes, overcoming the distance of 450 kilometers. The joint chiefs of staff of South Korea classifies the North Korean rocket as medium or short range type «Scud». The rocket fell in the exclusive economic zone of Japan, 500 km from the island of Sado in Niigata Prefecture and 300 miles from the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture, the damage to Japanese sea and air vessels are not fixed. Japan lodged a strong protest and condemnation «in the strongest possible terms». The launch of the Secretary-General of the government of Japan of Yoshihide Suga called a blatant violation of the resolutions of the UN security Council. The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe promised to take «with the US specific steps.»

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