South Korea monitors North Korea’s possible long-range missile test

South Korea's defense ministry said on Monday that its military was closely watching whether North Korea would test-launch its long-range missile.

South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun told a routine press briefing that Seoul was closely trailing and monitoring Pyongyang's possible launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile. Regarding any launch timing, the spokesman said North Korea might use a number of anniversaries scheduled for this year, without elaborating on details.

Mr. Moon warned that if Pyongyang test-launches any ballistic missiles in defiance of South Korean warnings, it would face tougher pressure and sanctions.

Source: VOV5