North Korea confirms successful missile test - state media

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

There has been mounting speculation that Pyongyang will conduct a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, suggested by a New Year's Day address in which the North Korean leader claimed that the country was in the "final stages" of developing such a weapon.

In a May 27 article, Voice of America (VOA) reported that the USS Nimitz will join the Carl Vinson and the Ronald Reagan and their accompanying ships that make up carrier strike groups in the western Pacific.

The June 15 South Korean Committee, which has been pushing for the plan, said it did not receive a response from its North Korean counterpart.

The official added that the South Korean government had assured the USA that it would not revert from its previous commitments regarding the missile defense system, and that the United States had given South Korea the same assurances.

The North Korean missile tests present a hard challenge to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has expressed a desire to reach out to the North.

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The US have contraversially began installing the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system on South Korea in a bid to nip Kim Jong-un's budding nuclear capability in the bud.

The aim of the missile test, the statement said, was to confirm the functionality of the rocket and the caterpillar pad vehicle carrying it, as well as the weapon system combat application. The improved range indicates the North is pursuing weapons capable of reaching US aircraft carriers that operate from deeper positions, he said.

The device would be the latest of several North Korean drones to have flown into the South, with which Pyongyang is technically at war after the Korean war ended in a truce, rather than a peace treaty, in 1953.

The 6,900-ton USS Cheyenne, whose home port is Pearl Harbor, arrived in the South Korean port of Busan Tuesday, as the United States steps up its own muscle-flexing in the region.

On Thursday, the North fired what appeared to be several short-range anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast in the latest series of missile tests in defiance of global sanctions, according to the South Korean military.

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff said a thorough investigation will be made of the object found south of the DMZ that bisects the two nations.

North Korea has in recent years touted its drone program, a relatively new addition to its arsenal.

But still South Korea remain an obstacle to THAAD deployment.

North Korea often accuses South Korea of kidnapping its citizens or enticing them to defect to the South.

A CACKLING Kim Jong-un has been pictured celebrating his latest missile test as he declared the new rockets capable of striking U.S. warships "at will".

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The North did not disclose how many missiles it launched, but according to South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong on Friday, the North fired four short-range missiles.

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