North Korea to test long-range ballistic missile

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    The U.S. told Japan and South Korea it detected preparations indicating North Korea could be preparing to test long-range ballistic missile as early as this month, the Asahi newspaper reported today.

    A press official at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said he couldn’t confirm the Asahi newspaper report. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to military policy, said the army was watching North Korea as usual and South Korea’s alert level was unchanged.

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    North Korea said in October that it has developed missiles capable of reaching the U.S., a claim disputed by academics including Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. The regime in April fired a long-range rocket that failed shortly after liftoff, an act that cost it a food-aid deal with the U.S.

    Katherine Pfaff, a press officer at the State Department in Washington, said she had no information on the matter. Calls to Japan’s Defense Ministry went unanswered today, a national holiday.

    South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin said the communist state may carry out provocations ahead of the Dec. 19 election, Yonhap News reported yesterday.


    U.S. Detects N.Korea Missile-Test Preparations, Asahi Says - Businessweek
     
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  3. mayfair

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    Coming soon...

    "Pakistan annouces the test firing of it's new missile Taimur"
     
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    Their missile or satellites always fail.
     
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    Hmmm missile test= run out of money and food and force the west to give some aid. Pretty old tactic of NoKo
     

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