May 17, 2022

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North Korea conducted rocket “engine test” over the weekend, South says

South Korea’s defense minister calls on Pyongyang to cease "activity that raises military tension"

North Korea over the weekend conducted a test of a rocket engine, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, expressing “deep concern” regarding Pyongyang's recent steps and calling on the DPRK to stop heightening military tensions.

Speaking during a press conference in Sydney alongside top officials from both South Korea and Australia, minister Jeong Kyeong-doo condemned the DPRK's "continued launching of ballistic missiles and the engine-testing activity at the North’s Sohae... area."