North Korea has 1,000 missiles, South claims

South Korea's last estimate of the North's missile stockpile was 800 done in 2008, Yonhap said.

North Korea has 1,000 missiles, South claims

North Korea has increased its missile arsenal by 25 percent in the past two years to about 1,000, expanding the threat the state poses to the region, the South's defence chief claimed on Wednesday.

Pyongyang's arsenal includes intermediate-range missiles that can hit targets at up to 3,000 km (1,860 miles) away, Yonhap news agency quoted Kim Tae-young as telling a forum of business leaders.

South Korea's last estimate of the North's missile stockpile was 800 done in 2008, Yonhap said. Its Defence White Paper in 2008 said the North had deployed the intermediate range missile.

News reports said Kim may visit China late this month for the first time in four years to shore up investment from his biggest benefactor in new projects his country has launched to increase its meagre international trade and commerce.


Reuters

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