US, Seoul Conduct Ballistic Missile Test Following North Korea's Latest Launch

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US and South Korean forces held a ballistic missile launch hours after Pyongyang tested yet another missile this morning.

​The South Korean and US militaries staged the launch in direct response to Pyongyang, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency. 

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The test was aimed at reaffirming the allies’ capabilities for a "precise strike on the enemy's leadership," a statement by the Joint Chiefs of Staff reportedly said.

The forces fired Hyunmoo-2 and a surface-to-air missile with a range of 190 miles.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres blasted North Korea's experimenting with a ballistic missile "of possible intercontinental range," a spokesman said Friday. The Pentagon assessed the missile to have intercontinental distance capability. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the missile appeared to be a "a medium-range ballistic missile based on its technical characteristic." 

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