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N. Korean Official Dismisses Claims of Possible Missile Test
VOA News
28 Sep 2004, 10:05 UTC

A senior North Korean official is dismissing claims that Pyongyang is preparing for a missile test.

North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon told reporters at the United Nations that reports that North Korea is getting ready to launch a ballistic missile is "only rumor and guess."

South Korea and Japan have said recent activity at a suspected launch site for North Korean missiles may be connected to routine military drills.

North Korea launched a long-range missile over Japan's main island in 1998, and test-fired several short-range, anti-ship missiles into the ocean last year.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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