N.Korea conducts experiment in preparation for possible nuclear test, S.Korea says

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People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea's launch of three missiles including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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SEOUL, May 25 (Reuters) - North Korea appears to have conducted an experiment with a detonation device in preparation for its seventh nuclear test, South Korea's deputy national security adviser Kim Tae-hyo said on Wednesday.

Kim also told a media briefing the North's missile test earlier in the day seemed to have involved its newly-developed Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Soo-hyang Choi; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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