In latest test, NKorea launches suspected antiship missiles
North Korea on Thursday test-fired a number of short-range missiles that flew approximately 200 kilometers and landed in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The missiles, believed to be surface-to-ship ones, were said to have been launched from the town of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast. It marked the tenth time that Pyongyang test-fired missiles this year.
In a national security meeting to discuss the North's latest missile test, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Seoul "will not step back even one step or make compromises on national security or on the safety of our people."
On Wednesday, South Korea said it will delay installation of four out of the six launchers from the US-made THAAD missile defense system until a review is completed. The other two launchers and the system's radar have already been deployed following recent tensions with the North.