SEOUL Feb 13 North Korea said on Monday it had
successfully test-fired a new type medium-to-long-range
ballistic missile on Sunday.
State-run KCNA news agency said that leader Kim Jong Un
supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, a new type of strategic
weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
KCNA added that the missile was fired at a high angle in
consideration of the safety of neighboring countries.
Isolated North Korea fired the ballistic missile into the
sea early on Sunday, its first such test since U.S. President
Donald Trump was elected in November.
(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Lincoln