North Korea Missile Reaches New Heights, 'Intensifying' Threat To Japan

June 22, 2016 9:42 AM

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North Korea Missile Reaches New Heights, 'Intensifying' Threat To Japan

Seoul/ Tokyo: North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile today to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures.

The launch came about two hours after a similar test failed, South Korea's military said, and covered 400 km, more than halfway towards the southwest coast of Japan's main island of Honshu.

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