South Korean Defence Chief: No Sign Of Imminent North Korea Missile Launch

South Korean National Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo reviews an honor guard during an armed forces full honor arrival ceremony hosted by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis before the 50th annual ROK-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Reuters: No sign of imminent North Korea missile launch: South Korea defence chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - It is premature to say whether recent activity at some of North Korea’s rocket facilities involved preparation for a missile launch, South Korea’s defence minister told a parliamentary hearing on Monday.

Early in March, several American think-tanks and South Korean officials reported that satellite imagery showed possible preparations for a launch from the Sohae rocket launch site at Tongchang-ri, North Korea, which has been used in the past to launch satellites but not intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

“It’s hasty to call it missile-related activity,” Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told a parliamentary defence committee.

“Tongchang-ri is a launch site but we don’t see any activity being carried out for a missile launch.”

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