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S.Korea denounces DPRK's missile launches as violation of UN resolutions

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 18:57, June 22, 2016

SEOUL, June 22 -- South Korea on Wednesday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s test-launches of two missiles, which were believed to be intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missiles, as it violated UN Security Council resolutions banning any test of the DPRK's ballistic missile technology.

Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a press briefing that all DPRK launches of projectiles using ballistic missile technology were in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, saying that the Wednesday launches were clear provocations against South Korea.

The DPRK test-fired what was believed to be a Musudan missile at 8:05 a.m. local time from its Wonsan area in the east coast, about two hours after launching another missile near the area, according to Seoul's defense ministry.

The military authorities of South Korea and the United States are conducting detailed analysis on whether the launches were successful.

The South Korean government will convene a National Security Council meeting, chaired by Kim Kwan-jin, top security advisor to President Park Geun-hye, to discuss countermeasures.

Attendants to the closed-door meeting would be ministers of foreign affairs, unification and defense as well as chief of the National Intelligence Agency, the country's spy agency, and presidential senior secretary for foreign affairs and security.



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