Pentagon confirms North Korea test launch not a ballistic missile

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan confirmed that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday.

He is the first US official to confirm the launch. Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon that North Korea conducted a test, but it didn't involve a ballistic weapon and didn't trigger any change in US military operations. North Korea says it test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon. The test didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle ongoing nuclear negotiations. The US State Department says the US remains ready to engage North Korea in constructive negotiations.

Source: VOV5