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N Korean missiles far from perfect: Russian Space Agency chief

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Moscow, July 6 (UNI) Russia Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) chief Anatoly Perminov today said the missiles which North Korea test-fired earlier this week, were substandard and test-launches were riddled with errors.

''Judging by the results of the North Korean missile launches, one could come to the conclusion that North Korea's missile technology is far from perfect, and there are huge mistakes in preparing and implementing both the launch and flight,'' Mr Perminov told mediapersons.

He said Russia did not try to intercept the missiles test-fired by North Korea, as Pyongyang had not notified Moscow in advance that the launches would take place. The missiles fell into the sea off to the Russian coast.

''Nobody tried to intercept the missiles as the North Korean authorities had not told us that they would be launched beforehand,'' Mr Perminov added.

North Korea officially announced yesterday that it had conducted test-launches of ballistic missiles, claiming it was the country's sovereign right.

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