North Korea launches missile in 'military drill'
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, North Korea has fired a short-range today into the . Officials believed it to be part of a regular exercise.
"North Korea fired a short-range missile in what appeared to be part of a military drill," a Japanese Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying by.
A South Korean defense spokesman said such tests are routine.
"We don't deny that North Korea fired a missile," South Korean Army Colonel Ha Doo-chul, told Yonhap. "If it did, we regard it as a routine exercise."
The test comes at the time when North Korea is inviting inspectors in to discuss its nuclear programs.
- Yonhap News Agency. "N. Korea fires missile into East Sea" — , June 19, 2007
- Kyodo. "N. Korea fires short-range missile: Defense Ministry sources" — , June 19, 2007
- Kwang-Tae Kim, Associated Press. "South Korea: North Korea fires missile" — , June 19, 2007