SEOUL, April 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korean defense minister said Thursday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has moved an intermediate-range missile to its east coast for test- firing or military drill.
"It was not a KN-08 missile, but it can reach a significant distance," Kim Kwan-jin told lawmakers at a parliamentary defense committee meeting. "It cannot reach the U.S. mainland. The missile seemed to be moved for the test-firing or military drill purpose." Full story
TOKYO, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that repeated provocative actions made by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were " extremely regrettable."
Japan's top government spokesman said his country will closely cooperate with related countries in urging the DPRK to follow agreements reached at the six-party talks and resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council. Full story
WASHINGTON, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States will deploy a land-based ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks as a precautionary move to strengthen the regional defense posture against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) regional ballistic missile threats, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
A Pentagon statement said the department will deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), which includes a truck- mounted launcher, a complement of interceptor missiles, an AN/TPY- 2 tracking radar and an integrated fire control system. This deployment will strengthen defense capabilities for American citizens in the U.S. territory of Guam and U.S. forces stationed there, officials said. Full story