The March 2 resolution was drafted by the United States but backed by China, North Korea's sole ally and main trading partner. "If the decision is made to deploy it, that system would be oriented on North Korea and threats posed by the North Korean military", he added.

Solid-fuel missiles would have distinct advantages - including greater mobility and the ability to launch within minutes -? over Pyongyang's current, largely liquid-fuelled inventory.

Five short-range ballistic missiles were fired Monday, which brought about the news of last week's test.

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a long-range rocket launch in February, which outside experts viewed as a cover for a banned test of its ballistic missile technology. The said ships were previously blacklisted by the United Nations due to its links to North Korea's arms trade.

The North protests annual ongoing joint U.S.-South Korea military drills.

People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Previously, observers guessed the missile from North Korea seemed like an improved version of KN-02, a surface-to-surface missile.

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The force of the impact from the crash caused beer and chips to explode onto the interstate, blocking all lanes for several horns. At this time, all lanes on southbound I-95 are open, except for the right lane closest to the accident site.

"On the previous day, the talks focused on concrete sanctions-related issues such as the implementation of U.N. Security Council (UNSC) sanctions and unilateral sanctions".

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the projectiles that were launched today flew about 125 miles before landing in waters off North Korea's east coast.

South Korea's 239mm MRLS has reported a range of about 80 kilometers, while the US military's 227 mm MRLS has a range of 120 kilometers, Grisafi said.

On March 3, Kim ordered the military to get nuclear warheads ready for use when needed at any time when he guided the test firing of the new-type rocket launcher for the first time. Another illegal nuclear test might be in the works.

"We believe that a fifth nuclear test can take place right away", South Korea's unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee said yesterday, while Park Geun-Hye, the South Korean president, warned that the Korean Peninsula was facing "a crucial time".

He also oversaw what state media called a successful simulated test of a reentry vehicle aimed at returning a nuclear warhead to the atmosphere from space so it could hit its intended target.