South Korea says North's missile launch was a success if IRBM development was its aim

SEOUL - South Korea's defense minister said in parliament on Tuesday North Korea's most recent missile launch should be considered a success if Pyongyang was aiming for the development of an intermediate range ballistic missile.
Defense Minister Han Min-koo also told lawmakers the South Korean military had spotted signs of the missile launch ahead of the test on Sunday.
Han said North Korea's missile development was progressing faster than expected.
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