North Korea could test missile as US meets with South Korea, Japan

SpaceWar.com reports: “South Korean intelligence believes North Korea is preparing to test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile to coincide with a three-way summit among the leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.

It said this launch could be part of a series of military provocations by the reclusive state to show defiance as the three leaders of international pressure on Pyongyang and its weapons programs confer Friday outside Washington.

The show of force could also be designed to protest US-South Korean military exercises which start Monday and are due to last the rest of the month, the agency said.

Yonhap quoted a lawmaker, Yoo Sang-bum, who sat in on a briefing of the parliamentary intelligence committee by the National Intelligence Service…”

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