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South Korea flexes missile power after North test

Published on Feb 14, 2013 12:08 PM
This undated picture released on Feb 14, 2013 in Seoul by South Korean Defence Ministry shows the test-launch of its new cruise missile being fired from a warship two days after North Korea's nuclear test. --PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - Two days after North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea touted Thursday the deployment of a new cruise missile capable of hitting targets in the North "anywhere, anytime".

The defence ministry called in reporters for a special video presentation of the recently deployed missile being fired from a warship and a submarine.

"With this missile, we could hit any facility, equipment or individual target in the North anywhere at anytime of our choosing," army Major General Ryu Young Jeo told the briefing.

Defence ministry spokesman Kim Min Seok said the missile was accurate enough to target a particular window on a building.

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