Newspaper article International New York Times

North Korea Test-Fires Missiles, Defying Ban by United Nations

Newspaper article International New York Times

North Korea Test-Fires Missiles, Defying Ban by United Nations

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The projectiles, believed to be Scud-C missiles, flew about 310 miles and crashed into the sea off North Korea's east coast, a South Korean statement said.

North Korea flouted United Nations resolutions on Thursday by launching two ballistic missiles toward the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement.

The two projectiles, believed to be Scud-C missiles, took off from a site south of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and flew across the peninsula before crashing into the sea off the North's east coast, the statement said. They flew about 310 miles.

Under a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions, North Korea is banned from developing or testing ballistic missiles. …

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