September 4, 2017 / 6:31 AM / a year ago

South Korea sees more possible North Korea ballistic missile tests: defense ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s defense ministry said in a parliament hearing on Monday it was still seeing signs that North Korea planned to stage more ballistic missile launches, possibly including an intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) attends the National Security Council (NSC) meeting in Seoul, South Korea on September 3, 2017. Blue House/Yonhap/via REUTERS

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

The defense ministry was called by parliament on Monday to answer questions about North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test that was carried out a day earlier.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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