North Korea Deploys Ballistic Missile to East Coast, No Sings of Launch Yet

© AFP 2022 / Ed JonesMusudan-class missiles are displayed during a military parade in honour of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012
Musudan-class missiles are displayed during a military parade in honour of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012 - Sputnik International
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North Korea has deployed an intermediate-range ballistic missile to its east coast, a South Korean government source said, as reported by Yonhap news agency.

South Korean and Japanese military officials are monitoring the situation, though there have been no signs of a launch detected.

"We have detected signs that the North has deployed what appears to be a Musudan missile," agency cited the source.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he watches a long range rocket launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 7, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Yonhap news agency cited government sources as saying that Defense Minister Gen Nakatani ordered to strike down any Korean missile that approaches the islands with Aegis-armed destroyers and Patriot missile launchers.

Meanwhile, a South Korean government source told the Korea Times newspaper on condition of anonymity there were signs that North Korea had deployed an intermediate-range Musudan missile to the eastern coast.

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