- Title: South Korea says the North's claim of missile progress needs analysis
- Date: 15th May 2017
- Summary: TRAFFIC ON SEOUL STREET PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS STREET ELECTRONIC BOARD ON TOP OF BUILDING SCROLLING NEWS ON ELECTRONIC BOARD READING (Korean): "FOUR DAYS AFTER MOON TOOK OFFICE, NORTH KOREA TEST MIDDLE-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE" PEOPLE CROSSING STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 28-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN RESIDENT, KIM JI-YEON, SAYING: "This is not the first time that North Korea has launched a missile. And I don't feel sudden fear as they launched it just after the new administration took office. As Moon Jae-in's government always says, I hope they solve the issue with dialogue." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 75-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN RESIDENT, KIM KWANG-TAE, SAYING: "I'm worried that this thing happened in the initial stage of the new administration. I think the South Korean government should take strong and resolute actions accordingly." MAN WALKING PAST NEWSPAPER STAND NEWSPAPERS ON DISPLAY NEWSPAPER HEADLINE OF DONG-A ILBO READING (Korean): "FOUR DAYS AFTER MOON TOOK OFFICE, THE NORTH PROVOKES WITH NEW IRBM (INTERMEDIATE-RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE) MISSILE"
- Embargoed: 29th May 2017 04:11
- Keywords: newspaper KCNA Kim Jong Un South Korea reactions missile North Korea
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0046GY7SXZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Koreans were unnerved by yet another ballistic missile test launched by North Korea after the hermit state said it had successfully conducted a newly developed mid-to-long range missile test on Monday (May 15).
The North's official KCNA (Korean Central News Agency) news agency reported the test on Sunday (May 14) was supervised by leader Kim Jong Un and was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead".
The missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighbouring countries and flew 787 kilometres (490 miles) reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres (1,312 miles), KCNA said.
South Korea's military said on Monday more analysis is needed to verify North Korea's claim that it achieved technical advancement during Sunday's test-launch of a ballistic missile.
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