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Moon's top security advisor to cut short visit to Germany amid missile threats: source

All Headlines 15:10 July 06, 2017

SEOUL, July 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor will cut short his trip to Germany and return to Seoul this week, a source said Thursday, amid heightened cross-border tensions sparked by North Korea's new missile test.

Chung Eui-yong, the chief of the National Security Office, is currently in Germany accompanying Moon to the Group of 20 summit and other back-to-back presidential meetings in the European country.

The source, who requested anonymity, told Yonhap News Agency that Chung will return home Saturday, after a dinner session involving Moon, U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slated for Thursday afternoon (Berlin time).

On Tuesday, Pyongyang claimed to have successfully carried out its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which it said could strike anywhere in the world. Both Seoul and Washington confirmed the projectile as an ICBM.

This photo, taken on June 9, 2017, shows Chung Eui-yong, the chief of the National Security Office, speaking during a press conference at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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