01 August 2017

News Story: Moon received intel briefing on N. Korea's ICBM test 2 days before launch

President Moon Jae-in
SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in received an intelligence briefing about North Korea's then-imminent second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) two days before the North conducted the test, the presidential office said Sunday.

Presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan, in a text message to reporters, said that top foreign policy adviser Chung Eui-yong briefed Moon about North Korea's imminent test of an ICBM last Wednesday.

"President Moon Jae-in received a report on July 26 that a launch might have been conducted in North Korea's Jagang province, Mupyong-ri," Yoon said in the text message.

South Korea is closely watching any provocative movements by North Korea around the clock, Yoon said.

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