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North Korea's missile launches seen as pressure on Moon administration - South Korea
May 29, 2017 / 1:57 AM / 6 months ago

North Korea's missile launches seen as pressure on Moon administration - South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s recent string of missile launches is seen as an attempt to apply pressure on South Korea to change policy, a military spokesman said on Monday after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile.

People watch a television broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a short-range ballistic missile, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The Scud-class missile fired by North Korea reached an altitude of 120 km (75 miles), the military spokesman told a briefing. He said South Korea’s military was analysing how many missiles were fired, indicating that more than one may have been launched.

Reporting by Christine Kim and Jack Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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