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North Korea Tests Long-Range Missile

On Sunday, May 14th, North Korea launched a test missile that flew over 435 miles before falling into water between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.


On Monday, May 15th, North Korea state media announced it was a Hwasong-12 medium long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile, capable of carrying heavy nuclear warheads to the United States.

The missile was tested at a steep angle, but had it been launched horizontally, North Korea believes it could reach the U.S.

On Tuesday, May 16th, the U.N. Security Council will meet to discuss this latest missile test. The White House is asking for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against North Korea, which would mean a penalty for going against a law or rule. This could deter North Korea from testing nuclear weapons.


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