Jun 07,2007 00:00
SEOUL - South Korean officials said that North Korea may have fired short-range missiles into the West Sea Thursday.
"We are confirming intelligence that North Korea fired short-range missiles into the West Sea on Thursday morning," a South Korean intelligence official told Yonhap. "The number of missiles fired today is estimated at one or two."
Yonhap reported that the firing was believed to be a test. It came two weeks after North Korea fired a short-range missile into the East Sea.
"The North, which fired one short-range missile into the East (Sea) on May 25, initially planned to fire another in the West Sea, too. It's seen as the North firing the missile that it didn't launch at that time," the South Korean intelligence official told Yonhap.
North Korea agreed to dismantle its nuclear weapons program under an international deal reached in February. Pyongyang has refused to do so because millions of dollars of South Korean money remains frozen in a Macau bank.
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