- Title: South Korean residents react to North Korea's missile launch
- Date: 29th July 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) TRAFFIC AND PEOPLE PASSING ON SEOUL STREET PEOPLE CROSSING ROAD MOVING CAPTION ON ELECTRONIC BOARD READING (Korean): "SUDDEN MISSILE PROVOCATION BY NORTH KOREA OVERNIGHT. ADVANCED ICBM SUSPECTED" PEOPLE CROSSING STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 42-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN, HONG JIN-HO, SAYING: "Few years ago, when there used to be nuclear tests in the beginning, I also sensed some threat and thought often to myself 'what if war really breaks out'. But as provocations and threats (from North Korea) repeated I think have become numb to them." SEOUL STREET PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 64-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN, CHA KI-TAEK, SAYING: "The message I got (from North Korea's missile launch) was not 'we are really going to hit you', but more of 'we are not someone to be taken easily'. I thought that it is not right for South Korea to react along the same line but that both the South and North need the wisdom to talk things out." NEWSPAPERS DISPLAYED ON BUILDING BULLETIN WALL PEOPLE READING NEWSPAPER HEADLINE OF NEWS ARTICLE ON NORTH KOREA'S MISSILE LAUNCH ENTRANCE TO GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE AND STATUE OF KING SEJONG AMONGST TRAFFIC IN SEOUL
- Embargoed: 12th August 2017 08:03
- Keywords: South Korea residents reaction North Korea missile launch ICBM
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RRS6RP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korean residents on Saturday (July 29) are unfazed by North Korea's latest missile launch, which the reclusive state claimed as its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test.
North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday (July 28) that proved its ability to strike all of America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.
However, some of Seoul's residents showed no sense of fear after North Korea's series of military provocations, but said South and North Korea should first discuss rather than conduct military actions.
Earlier in the day, South Korea and U.S. military staged a joint ballistic missile exercise in response to the missile launch by North Korea.
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