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North Korean missiles no longer at launch site


United States officials say North Korea has taken a step back from its escalation of regional tensions by removing from their launch site a set of medium-range ballistic missiles that had been readied for possible test firing.

The two US officials who confirmed the move, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to publicly discuss a matter involving sensitive US intelligence.

It is not clear why the two Musudan missiles were removed.