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N Korea appears to be preparing for new missile test

25 July 2017 17:36


North Korea appears to be preparing for another missile launch weeks after it sparked an international uproar by its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, a South Korea source says.

The Yonhap news agency on Tuesday cited a South Korean government source as saying that North Korea would launch a new missile soon.

Reports in South Korean and US media predicted the test could coincide with the 64th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on July 27. It is a public holiday in the nuclear-armed North and celebrated as Victory Day.

“Movements by transporter erector launchers carrying (intercontinental ballistic missile) launch tubes have been continuously observed in North Pyongan (province),” said the South Korean source.

“There is a high possibility that the North may carry out (the test-launch) around the July 27 armistice day,” the source added.


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