South Korea says the North's claim of missile progress needs analysis

15 May 2017

South Korea's military said on Monday more analysis is needed to verify North Korea's claim. The North's official KCNA news agency reported the test on Sunday was supervised by leader Kim Jong Un. And it was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead." The missile was launched at the highest angle so as not to affect the security of neighbouring countries, KCNA said. On the other hand, Japan says North Korea's new missile type poses "new threat".