North Korea ready to deploy new missile in response to Trump's policies

2017-05-22 07:40
A file image of a missile launch by North Korea. (Ahn Young-joon, AP)

A file image of a missile launch by North Korea. (Ahn Young-joon, AP)

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Tokyo - North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to President Donald Trump's policies.

The missile tested on Sunday is believed to be capable of reaching Japan and several major US military bases in the country.

The missile, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2," flew about 500km and reached a height of 560km before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. North Korea's media said that more missiles would be launched and that they're the country's answer to the Trump administration.

Trump, traveling in Saudi Arabia, had no immediate public comment.

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