North Korea news: Kim Jong-un ‘preparing ballistic MISSILE launch’, South Korea claims | World | News

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South Korean media are reporting that the hermit nation, which launched a nuclear test over the weekend, could be preparing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

In response to the test, South Korea conducted a drill simulating an attack on its neighbour.

Sunday’s detonation was the North’s strongest ever, with the South measured the test at 50 kilotons.

South Korea’s defence ministry said in a parliament hearing that it was still detecting signs that Pyongyang plans to stage more ballistic missile launches.

Chang Kyung-soo, a defence ministry official, said: “We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.”

Meanwhile the country’s defence minister has confirmed that Seoul now believes it is time to strengthen the country’s military response against North Korea, suggesting the time for talks is now over.

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