Arab and international Since 2017-03-22 at 09:22 (Baghdad time)
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North Korea on Wednesday launched a new missile test that failed, two weeks after the communist regime launched four missiles in what it said was an exercise in bombing US bases in Japan.
"South Korea and the United States are aware of the launch of a North Korean missile and suspect it has failed," a ministry spokesman said.
The ministry did not specify the nature of the missile, which North Korea tried to launch.
For its part, quoted the Japanese news agency "Kyodo" an unnamed government source that North Korea apparently fired "several missiles" at dawn on Wednesday, not a single missile, as quoted by "AFP."
The source added that the missiles appeared to have been fired from the east coast of North Korea, noting that the information received that the launch failed.
Concern over North Korea's military ambitions rose after a series of missile tests and nuclear tests last year. Earlier this month, four missiles were launched in what it said was training to attack US bases in Japan.
Pyongyang has long wanted to make a nuclear-capable missile capable of reaching the United States and conducted a weekend test of a powerful missile engine for US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asian tour.
In January, South Korea said North Korea had enough plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs and the ability to produce weapons using highly enriched uranium.
North Korea boosted plutonium production by restarting Yongbyon nuclear plant