SEOUL (Reuters) - The ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday reached an altitude of about 560 kilometres (348 miles), a South Korean military official said.
The missile resembled North Korea’s Pukguksong-2 type, an upgraded, extended-range version of its liquid-fuel submarine-launched ballistic missile, the official said by telephone.
South Korea’s foreign ministry condemned the launch saying in a separate statement that the missile launch was “reckless and irresponsible”, dashing the new South Korean government’s hopes for peace.
New South Korean liberal President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10 pledging a more moderate approach to the North.
Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Mark Potter