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Fro m Page 1 range ballistic missile launch had been detected, Japan and the U.S. territory of Guam. but did not pose a threat to North America. The North is believed to have up to 30
“We strongly condemn North Korea’s missile Musudan missiles, according to South Korean test in violation of UN Security Council media, which officials said were first deployed resolutions, which explicitly prohibit North in around 2007. Korea’s use of ballistic missile technology,” the “It could have cracks and something wrong Pentagon statement said. with the welding,” Lee said of possible causes
The North’s flurry of weapons technology for the latest failure. “But deployment before tests came in the run-up to the first congress in test-firing these to complete development seems 36 years of its ruling Workers’ Party this month, unusual.” where young leader Kim Jong Un consolidated The attempted launch took place near the his control. east coast city of Wonsan, one of the South Korean
Tuesday’s launch appears to have been its officials said, the same area where previous first missile test since then, and experts said it Musudan tests had taken place. was unusual to test-fire a missile so soon after a Separately, the international department of failure. China’s Communist Party said diplomat Ri Su
The South Korean military said the successive Yong, one of North Korea’s highest-profile officials, tests could stem from Kim’s order in March visited China on Tuesday, meeting the for further tests of nuclear warheads and ballistic department’s head, Song Tao. missiles. The two expressed a desire to increase cooperation
“They must’ve been in a rush. Maybe Kim between their parties and work hard Jong Un was very upset about the failures,” said to promote regional peace and stability, the department Lee Choon-geun, senior research fellow at South said in a brief statement. Korea’s state-run Science and Technology Policy There was no indication of any link between Institute. the missile launch and Ri’s visit.
North Korea has never carried out a successful Ri was foreign minister until he was named launch of the Musudan missile, which a member of the politburo during the recent theoretically has the range to reach any part of Workers’ Party congress.—Reuters pected to be in the hospital for a week following his surgery. During his stay at the hospital, the premier will be overseeing the affairs of his government from London, the media wing of PM House said earlier.
Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif spoke to his mother over the telephone before going into the operation theatre for open heart surgery Tuesday at London’s Harley Street clinic and said he was alright and needed prayers of the mother.
The Prime Minister informed his mother about his health and asked her to pray for his recovery and good health. The PM’s mother conveyed her good wishes for the son and prayed that he would recover soon and return home with good health.
According to reports, the Prime Minister also hugged his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Later Shehbaz Sharif said that the Prime Minister was quite satisfied and in high spirit. He said the PM advised him not to be worked and that the prayers of the nation were with him.
A private TV channel quoted son of the Prime Minister Mr Hassan Nawaz that the Prime Minister was in high spirit and his morale was high.
Those present in the hospital were Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif.
Sources said that the Prime Minister recited verses from the Holy Quran before going into the operation theatre.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister has asked the party leaders and workers not to visit the hospital where he has been undergoing treatment. He said their visit to hospital in large number could create problems for the patients in the hospital.
On Monday, Nawaz telephoned his Indian counterpart, Narender Modi, just before being wheeled in for his heart surgery at London.
Since the announcement of PM’s heart surgery, several world leaders have sent well wishes to him..
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter last week to extend good