First unveiled as an indigenous missile at a military parade in Pyongyang in October 2010, Musudan missile has a theoretical range of anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 km ©KCNA via KNS (KCNA via KNS/AFP/File)
Reuters: Another North Korea missile fails after launch, say U.S. and South Korea
North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats.
The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan and was launched from the western city of Kusong, where the isolated state attempted but failed to launch the same type of missile on Saturday, the U.S. Strategic Command and South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The launch came shortly after the United States and South Korea agreed in Washington to bolster military and diplomatic efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile programs, which it is pursuing in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
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