North Korea: Will test missiles every week, month, year

18 Apr 2017 | Written by Gaurav Jeyaraman; Edited by Abheet Sethi

North Korea's Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol has stated to the media that the country would conduct missile tests "on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," adding that US interference will lead to an "all-out war."

His statements were a response to US Vice-President Mike Pence's recent statements in Seoul.

While in Tokyo, Pence said "all options are on the table" in dealing with Pyongyang.

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