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Moon inspects test of new missile in apparent warning to N. Korea

All News 14:33 June 23, 2017

SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in watched the test-firing of a home-grown missile with a range of 800 kilometers Friday, apparently sending a strong warning to North Korea and its evolving missile provocations.

The test-firing of the Hyunmoo missile took place at a test site of the state-run Agency for Defense Development in Anheung, located some 200 kilometers southwest of Seoul, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

North Korea has test-fired five ballistic missiles, including a new intermediate-range missile, since the South Korean president came into office last month.

Moon has stressed a need to impose additional, stronger sanctions on the communist state if the North tests an intercontinental ballistic missile or conducts its sixth nuclear test.

The Hyunmoo is an indigenously developed missile. South Korea began producing the Hyunmoo-3C with a range of up to 1,500 kilometers in 2010.


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