- Title: South Koreaâ€™s military says North Korea fires ballistic missile
- Date: 4th July 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JULY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) NEWS BRIEFING AT DEFENCE MINISTRY IN PROGRESS JOURNALISTS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) CHIEF OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCS), ROH JAE-CHEON, SAYING: "North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Panghyon, North Pyongan Province, at around 9:40 a.m. (0040 GMT)" ROH STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) CHIEF OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCS), ROH JAE-CHEON, SAYING: "Our military is maintaining military readiness for a possible further provocation by North Korea."
- Embargoed: 18th July 2017 03:27
- Keywords: South Korea military North Korea missile launch news briefing
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OAV0W5
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- Story Text: North Korea launched a ballistic missile from its western region into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday (July 4), South Korea's military said, ahead of a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 countries in Germany later this week.
The missile was launched around 0040 GMT from an airfield in Panghyon, about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the North's capital, Pyongyang, the South Korean military said.
The missile flew for about 40 minutes and may have landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Japanese government said, adding that it had strongly protested what was a clear violation of UN resolutions.
The North's missile launch is the last since Pyongyang fired several cruise missiles in early June and comes ahead of the leaders of the United States, China, Japan and South Korea are expected to discuss efforts to rein in the North's nuclear and missile tests the G20 summit on July 7 to 8.
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