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North Korea is 'in the early stages of another missile test'

North Korea is 'in the early stages of another missile test'”

A North Korean Hwasong-12 missile test that failed in flight crashed and caused considerable damage to a complex in the city of Tokchon in April of a year ago.

However, if a new report is accurate, North Korea had one of the biggest failures in its missile program in 2017 after one failed shortly after launch and crashed into a North Korean city.

It was launched from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province.

The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and David Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, cited a US government source as saying the missile failed a minute into flight and never went higher than 70 kilometers.

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According to a USA government source with knowledge of North Korea's weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the missile's first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure.

According to CNBC, the failed missile test was previously reported but it wasn't known that a populated area was hit. A nearby greenhouse was also damaged.

Fearing the chances of such a mishap, Kim had chosen the seaside town of Sinpo as the test site for the first two failed Hwasong-12 launches in April. The Hwasong-12, with unburned liquid fuel, could still cause a massive explosion even without a warhead, though the authors concluded there were most likely few casualties.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

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One persistent claim from the West is that despite North Korea's clear improvements in missile technology, it remains unreliable, which could pose even more of a danger to life.

The highly troubling report again highlights the dangers of North Korea's missile ambitions and raises concerns that should a future launch fail at the wrong time, the trajectory of the missile could appear to resemble an attack on Japan. That missile, which North Korea claims can reach the United States, also reportedly failed and broke up on re-entry.

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un just stated that the "Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times".

"The focus here is to continue ... to apply maximum pressure on North Korea", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Saunders confirmed.

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