- Title: South Korea warns the North after missile launch
- Date: 4th July 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JULY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT SOUTH KOREA'S JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCS), CHO HAN-GYU, WALKING UP TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT SOUTH KOREA'S JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCS), CHO HAN-GYU, SAYING: "North Korea's ballistic missile launch today was evaluated to have an improved range than that of the previous ballistic missile launched on May 14. South Korea and U.S. authorities are analysing whether or not North Korea has ICBM capacity as they have claimed." JOURNALISTS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT SOUTH KOREA'S JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCS), CHO HAN-GYU, SAYING: "If North Korea ignores our military's warning and continues provocations, we clearly warn that Kim Jong Un regime will face destruction."
- Embargoed: 18th July 2017 11:03
- Keywords: North Korea missile ICBM South Korea warning Seoul residents
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OAYKW7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea's military warned North Korea on Tuesday (July 4) after the North claimed it successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The launch, which North Korea's state media said was ordered and supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, sent the rocket 933 km (580 miles) with a flight time of 39 minutes and reached an altitude of 2,802 km.
The North also said its missiles were now capable of striking anywhere in the world.
Seoul residents worried over the missile launch and urged the international community to apply stronger sanctions on North Korea.
Officials from South Korea, Japan and the United States said the missile landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after being launched near an airfield in Panghyon, about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the North's capital, Pyongyang.
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