Missiles launch `legitimate right`: North Korea
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Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 14:59
Beijing: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Monday that the country's missiles launch is only part of normal military training for self-defence, the official news agency KCNA reported.

The military training, as a powerful deterrent to cope with the US and the South Korea's machinations of starting a nuclear war, "is the legitimate right of a sovereign state”, said a statement issued by the Committee for the Peaceful Unification of the Fatherland.

The DPRK fired a short-range projectile into the East Sea for the third consecutive day on Monday after launching one on Sunday and three on Saturday in a northeasterly direction over the DPRK waters, according to South Korean Yonhap News Agency.


First Published: Monday, May 20, 2013, 14:59

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