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Missile test puts South Korea on edge

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Experts in the region say the new leader of North Korea is likely to maintain what they call a militaristic path.

And Monday’s testing of a short-range missile is a reminder of constant activity by the army.

Some experts said they would not be surprised if there was some kind of incident soon.

Dane Chamorro, an Asia Pacific analyst, said: “You might have something else. You might have a missile test. You might have something again like these conventional aggressive actions like they took before, just to remind everybody, as they tend to often do, that they’re still there, they’re still armed, they still have teeth, they’re still a force to be reckoned with. That wouldn’t be surprising at all if they did something like that.”

Other experts said the new leader was likely to maintain a strong grip over the army and press on with a nuclear weapons programme.