Newsweek: North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says
South Korea’s defense minister claimed Tuesday that the North’s missile defense program was advancing much faster than originally believed and that the use of the U.S.-developed and installed THAAD anti-missile system had been used for the first time to detect the authoritarian regime’s latest test, Reuters reported.
Speaking to his nation’s parliament, the South’s Han Min-koo said THAAD detected Sunday’s launch of a missile that the North claimed was capable of carrying and delivering a nuclear payload. The North has staunchly declared that it will not deter its missile and nuclear defense programs even as the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly called for it to do so.
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