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NOISE] W
en Kim Jong-un's upset, check your radars, North Korea launching three ballistic missiles early Tuesday in clear defiance of UN sanctions. The US military says they were two Scud missiles and a domestic Rodong. Reuters' Tony Monroe explains there's little doubt this time why the Supreme Leader's angry.
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>> North Korea is under intensifying global pressure and it is acting defiantly. It is very unhappy about the decision by the United States and South Korea to site a THAAD anti missile battery in South Korea. It said that it was going to make a physical response to the decision to base a THAAD battery in South Korea.
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Today's launch of three missiles may well be that response or part of that response.>> Pyongyang has seen some mixed results when it comes to missile launches but these flew more than 300 miles out to sea without exploding in mid air.>> These launches were from North Korea's west coast.
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The missiles flew over the country towards the east. This is a demonstration of real confidence and the capability of these missiles. They're not worried for example that they might crash onto North Korean territory.>> Giving Seoul more cause for concern, the distance the missiles traveled shows they could potentially have hit anywhere in South Korea.
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The launch also raises the spectre of another nuclear weapons test on the horizon. Last week satellite imagery showed activity at a known North Korean nuclear test site, some experts saying people spotted at the facility may have been priming it for the country's fifth atomic blast.