NKorea appears to be prepping for missile test: US official

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© KCNA VIA KNS/AFP | This picture taken and released on July 4, 2017 by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R) inspecting the test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. North Korea is believed to be preparing for a new missile test on July 27, a US defense offiicial said Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military has picked up indications that North Korea is prepping for a new missile test, potentially of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US defense official said Tuesday.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP that if the test goes ahead, it would “probably” occur on July 27, which is the anniversary date of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

“They’re setting up for something,” a second defense official said.

The first official said the test would be of either an intermediate-range missile or North Korea’s ICBM — known as a KN-20 or a Hwasong-14.

Pyongyang triggered global alarm on July 4 — Independence Day in America — when it test-fired its first ICBM which experts believe can reach Alaska.

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