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(LEAD) Moon calls for NSC meeting over N. Korean missile launch

All News 10:34 July 04, 2017

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details, additional information from 3rd para)

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday, shortly after North Korea launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile in its latest provocation.

The meeting, to start at 11:30 a.m., is expected to check the country's defense readiness against additional provocations.

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the East Seat from Banghyon in its northwestern Pyongan Province, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff reported earlier.

The launch took place at around 9:40 a.m., it said.

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said the NSC meeting will be chaired by Moon's top security adviser and head of the National Security Office, Chung Eui-yong.


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