North Korea has reportedly conducted another ballistic missile test, according to South Korean news outlets.
Yonhap news agency said the missile was launched off North Korea’s west coast Sunday morning, from the Kusong region, north-west of Pyongyang, the capital city.
U.S. officials confirmed the launch occured just before 6:30 a.m. Seoul time Sunday morning, or 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday. It reportedly traveled about 435 miles, indicating it was successful.
The last two missile tests last month both were failures, exploding just minutes after being launched. This would be the fourth missile test by North Korea – they have blasted off one per month since February.
President Trump has been briefed about the missile launch, officials have reported.
Choi Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, had just indicated that their country’s leader would be ready to negotiate with the U.S. “if conditions are set.”
South Korean military official says North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast
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