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call your local observers say north Korea's latest tests of new missiles shows its military capabilities are expanding more launches maybe on the way on Friday state media said leader Kim Jong hoon ordered the military to quote full combat posture and ordered another missile firing they also say Kim said that after the U. S. announced it seized a north Korean cargo ship carrying illicit coal in breach of sanctions as for the test they all appear to point to preparations for a new advanced missile system Reuters Josh Smith reports from Seoul while American and south Korean officials have down played %HESITATION these tests saying that these missiles are small and don't %HESITATION threaten places like the United States the experts we spoke to said such %HESITATION weapon should not be underestimated they say that they could potentially form the first wave of any war %HESITATION between North Korea %HESITATION in the United States and South Korea %HESITATION these kind of missiles could potentially allow North Korea to target a south Korean and north Korean bases even including with nuclear weapons one of the things that experts said is that in many ways the small weapons are even more destabilizing than large %HESITATION intercontinental ballistic missiles %HESITATION because %HESITATION officials won't know what kind of war head is on them %HESITATION when they're launched it could be conventional could be nuclear %HESITATION but there's no way to know until they detonate for , the lunches are the first by the north since November twenty seventeen one shot an intercontinental ballistic missile US president Donald Trump and the south's leader moon Jane both said the new tests weren't helpful but also suggested they wouldn't sink on going talks I know they want to negotiate they're talking about negotiating but I don't think they're ready to negotiate , south Korean officials we've talked to have said that they believe that North Korea is %HESITATION slightly annoyed after the failure to reach an agreement with US president Donald Trump at %HESITATION hand away summit in February %HESITATION and that these tests are a form of protest the U. S. followed the north's latest tests with its own launches of minute men three and trident two missiles from over the Pacific and off Florida Washington has shown no signs it will budge on demands Pyongyang has made to lift sanctions