In continued show of defiance, North Korea conducts another missile launch

March 18, 2016 12:29 AM

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TOKYO — North Korea conducted another medium-range ballistic missile launch Friday, its latest defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions and international pressure to give up its weapons of mass destruction.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said one missile, believed to be a Rodong, flew about 500 miles from a launch site near Sukcheon, north of Pyongyang, over the peninsula and into the Sea of Japan. It was fired shortly before 6 a.m. local time.

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