24 June 2017

News Story: Moon inspects test firing of new missile in warning to N. Korea

Hyunmoo-2 Ballistic Missile
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, also sending a strong warning to North Korea and its evolving missile provocations.

"The president's inspection of the test firing was aimed at sending a clear warning against North Korea's repeated provocations," Park Soo-hyun, a spokesman for the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, told reporters.

The new missile, Hyunmoo-2, is said to have a range of up to 800 kilometers, enough to reach any part of North Korea.

"It will be a key component in our kill chain to counter possible North Korean missile attacks," the Cheong Wa Dae spokesman said, adding the new missile was set to be deployed after two more test fires. Friday's test fire marked the fourth of its kind. It took place at a test site of its state developer, the Agency for Defense Development, in Anheung, located some 200 kilometers southwest of Seoul.

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