North Korea is preparing to conduct more missile tests soon, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday, citing intelligence obtained by South Korean and U.S. authorities.
It would be an unprecedented test if the North fired all of the surface-to-ship and ship-to-ship missiles, but intelligence sources quoted by the Chosun Ilbo paper said they thought the North may launch five to seven of them.
The North has forbidden ships to sail in an area in the
The North fired two missiles on Tuesday in routine military drills,
"If the North fires a large number of missiles, it would be difficult to see it as routine exercise," the source was quoted as saying.
A South Korean defense ministry official declined to comment on the report but said the government had no indications of unusual activities in the North.
South Korean intelligence officials believe the North could fire more than five more missiles - KN-01 land-to-ship and
After agreeing to dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for energy aid and other concessions, the North stopped disabling its main nuclear complex in August over objections to