North Korea Fires 6th Missile: Report
Tensions rise further as Pyongyang warns of 'self-defense'
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2009 6:24 AM CDT
South Korean soldiers carry a cannon during an exercise near the border village of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas, Friday, May 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
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(Newser) – North Korea has fired yet another short-range missile off its east coast, according to reports from a South Korean news agency. Although unconfirmed, the launch would be the sixth missile that the North has test-fired since its surprise nuclear test on Monday. Today Pyongyang warned it would take "self-defense" actions if the UN Security Council imposed further sanctions against the regime.