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N Korea may have long-range missile at site-Yonhap

Written by: Staff

SEOUL, July 7 (Reuters) North Korea may have moved another long-range missile to a launch site, South Korea's defence minister was quoted as saying today by Yonhap news agency.

South Korea has intelligence that two Taepodong-2 missiles had been moved to the east coast site, one of which was launched on Wednesday, Yoon Kwang-ung was quoted as saying.

But while the second missile has been moved to the launch site area, it has not been observed near the launch pad, which suggests a firing is not imminent, Yoon told South Korean reporters.

North Korea defied warnings from Seoul and other global powers by firing seven missile on Wednesday, including a long-range Taepodong-2, which officials in Washington and Seoul said probably failed and dropped after about 40 seconds of flight.

Yoon also said a North Korean ship was detected in waters off North Korea's east coast, near an area where the seven missiles landed. He said the ship has been called back, suggesting the launch of another series of intermediate-range missiles was not likely soon.


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