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New cruise missiles a warning to North: S Korea

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 14:15

Seoul: South Korea has unveiled new cruise missiles it says are capable of hitting any target in North Korea.

Seoul`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it has completed deploying the missiles. Officials say the deployment should serve as a warning to North Korea.

Pyongyang on Sunday unveiled a new long-range missile during a military parade and conducted a failed long-range rocket launch two days earlier.

North Korea says the launch was aimed at putting a satellite in orbit. The United States and South Korea called it a test of ballistic missile technology.

Relations between the Koreas have deteriorated badly in recent years. Pyongyang on Wednesday repeated its threat of waging a "sacred war" against Seoul.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 14:15

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