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S Korea on alert for missile test

South Korea and the US remain on high alert for a North Korean missile test. Pyongyang has stationed as many as five medium-range missiles on its east coast, according to defence assessments made by Washington and Seoul.

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William Hague: US decision to halt missile test 'sensible'

Speaking to Dermot Murnaghan, Foreign Secretary William Hague has called America's decision to postpone a missile test as "sensible."

I think that is a sensible thing to do, as was the cancellation in South Korea of a live-fire est. One of the dangers here is of a miscalculation and of the North Korean regime coming to believe their own paranoid rhetoric.

So I think that sort of action by the United States is sensible. We have to take this seriously, this is a regime developing its nuclear weapons in contravention of all international treaties and resolutions. But our response must be very clear, very measured and calm at all times. It is important not to feed that frenetic rhetoric that we've seen over the last few weeks.

– William Hague, Foreign Secretary

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