North Korea slams South's missile test 'farce'
Published on Apr 6, 2014 2:50 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has slammed the South's recent ballistic missile test, calling it a "farce" aimed at showing off Seoul's military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang.
Seoul said on Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-tonne payload up to 500 kilometres, suggesting it could hit any part of the North.
The launch was carried out on March 23, just three days before the North test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan.
A spokesman for the North's military heaped derision on Seoul's rocket test late Saturday, pointing to its range of "just 500 kilometres."
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