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North Korea tested rocket engine at Tongchang-ri, says South Korean defence minister

10 December 2019

South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said on 10 December that the test conducted by North Korea three days earlier at its Sohae Satellite Launch Station (also known as the Tongchang-ri or Dongchang-ri Missile and Space Launch Facility) was of a rocket engine: the first official confirmation by the South Korean government in this regard.

“The defence ministers of South Korea and Australia expressed deep concern over North Korea’s engine test in its Dongchang-ri areas and successive firings of ballistic missiles,” said Jeong in his opening remarks during a joint press conference following a ‘2+2’ meeting between the foreign and defence ministers of South Korea and Australia.

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