"Nothing confirmed" regarding rumors N.Korea has prepared two ICBMs

An official with South Korea's joint chiefs of staff who spoke to Yonhap on the condition of anonymity said there have been "no unusual trends" detected in the movements of the North Korean military.

Its state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper said that they can test-fire the missile "at any time and place" and that the move is a "self-defense step" to counter the U.S. threat of a nuclear war against the North.

North Korea planned the launch of two new ICBM missiles, informs the South Korean press citing military sources.

The North Korean regime has reportedly threatened to launch intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to coincide with Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in the US. "Nor have there been any signs that its test firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is imminent". "But as we saw in 2016, there's certainly a variety of active missile programs underway in North Korea". However, it was also said that the South Korean military was observing the ICBM situation closely.

Seoul's Yonhap state news agency quoted the officials as saying Pyongyang may be wanting to send a "strategic message" to the incoming Trump administration. "It is possible they were moving it somewhere for assembly".

He, however, said that the military will not lower its guard since the North could take provocative action anytime.

"There have been no unusual developments going on in the North's military" an official of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

A road-hauled ICBM, which could be kept hidden or moving until it was sacked, would make the job of tracking and stopping a North Korean missile launch much more hard.

The missile defense system entails a tracking radar, a truck-mounted launcher, interceptor missiles and an integrated fire-control system.

"I don't recognise the missiles from this description", said Joshua Pollack, editor of the US -based Nonproliferation Review.

Last year, North Korea conducted a test of an ICBM engine made up of a cluster of smaller rockets, indicating it was working on an ICBM design.

North Korea has become increasingly bold in touting its nuclear capabilities.

Meanwhile, operations at North Korea's Nyongbyon nuclear facility may have restarted, according to USA -based think tank 38 North.

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