S. Korea reportedly has cruise missile

Oct. 25, 2006 at 1:11 AM
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SEOUL, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- South Korea has developed cruise missiles with a range of 600 miles, the Korea Times reported Tuesday.

A source told the newspaper that the cruise missile has been tested recently and successfully. It has enough range to hit nuclear targets in North Korea or even Beijing or Tokyo, the report said.

Defense Minister Yoon Kwang-ung promised that South Korea would develop missiles capable of countering North Korea after Pyongyang's test in July of several missiles. They included the Taepodong-2, which has the range to hit Alaska.

The Missile Technology Control Regime, signed by the United States and South, Korea does not bar South Korea from developing cruise missiles, Yoon said.

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