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South Korea disputes North Korea's claim of hypersonic missile test, calls it 'an exaggeration'

Firstpost | 08/01/2022 06:21 PM | Click to read full article

South Korea dismissed North Korea's claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on 7 January, 2022, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted.

The assessment is certain to anger North Korea. South Korea has previously avoided publicly disputing North Korea's weapons tests, apparently so as not to aggravate relations.