north korea missile launch
It's the third time in less than a month that attempted launches of a Musudan missile, which is supposed to have a range of around 1,800 miles, have fizzled for Pyongyang.
It was North Korea's second failed test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile in less than a month in the run-up to a key political event next week.
On Wednesday the UN agreed its toughest ever sanctions against North Korea, effectively creating a blockade of the already-isolated nation. Hours later, Pyongyang launched a volley of missiles.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved sanctions that will require countries — including China — to inspect all cargo entering and leaving North Korea.