Korea conducts rocket engine test

Pauline Gross
June 26, 2017

According to the report, the test was conducted on Wednesday near the North's Dongchangri missile test site.

In the survey by the National Unification Advisory Council, 76.9 percent of respondents said South Korea should restore dialogue channels with North Korea as part of efforts to play a leading role in the resolution of the North Korean nuclear problem.

Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said that North Korea may have started to domestically produce a rocket engine it better understands and can more quickly integrate into weapons.

"We watch North Korea's actions closely".

Defiant North Korea has conducted another rocket engine test that can be used for an intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM capable enough of reaching the USA mainland.

South Korean officials did not have details about the reported test and declined to comment on the possible nature of the engine.

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He quoted Moon as saying he supported dialogue, however, "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea".

The United States of America is pressuring Asian giants, China to pile more economic sanctions on pariah nation, North Korea led by defiant leader Kim Jong Un for its continued missile tests.

"When the world says that it hopes China can do even more, I don't know what "do even more" refers to", Geng told a daily news briefing in Beijing on Friday.

The South Korean leader is set to hold a first summit meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington next week, with the threat posed by North Korea set to feature high on their agenda. The North also conducted two nuclear tests past year alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the United States mainland.

However, during the campaign, Trump was largely spared criticism from North Korea - in one instance, a state media outlet praised him as "wise". ICBMs have a minimum range of about 3,400 miles (5,500 km), but some are created to travel 6,200 miles (10,000 km) or farther. It marked the first such test since March. "It's reassuring to be briefed on our missile capability and to see for myself that South Koreans don't need to worry", Moon said immediately after the successful test launch.

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