North Korea to Continue Missile Tests Despite Growing Tensions With US
Pyongyang will continue carrying out missile tests, North Korea's deputy foreign minister said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – North Korea will continue to conduct missile tests despite international condemnation and increased tensions with Washington, the country's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol said.
"We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," Han told the BBC.
Han added that in case the United States resorted to military action, an "all-out war" would start.
Earlier on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence urged North Korea "not to test" Washington's patience after recent US military strikes on enemy forces in Afghanistan and Syria.
On Sunday, Pyongyang attempted to launch a ballistic missile that exploded within seconds after it took off, according to US and South Korean defense officials.
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