June 30, 2006

Russia fires ballistic missile in exercise

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia successfully launched a Tula
ballistic missile on Friday, firing it from the Barents Sea to
Kamchatka in the far east as part of combat training, the navy

Last week Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned North Korea's
ambassador over reports its secretive neighbor was planning to
test launch a ballistic missile.

Washington has warned Pyongyang not to fire the missile,
saying it would be a clear threat to international peace.