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Reports say three or four missiles, all of them short- or medium-range, are on launch pads.
North Korea earlier test-fired seven missiles within 24 hours, including a long-range Taepodong-2, thought to be capable of reaching the United States.
All of the missiles apparently fell harmlessly into the Sea of Japan, and Washington said the Taepodong-2 failed shortly after take-off.
The tests still triggered an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and calls in Japan for economic sanctions against the impoverished communist regime.
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U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said the multiple firings posed no threat to U.S. territory...
...Experts say that Pyongyang is developing long-range missiles to have the capability one day to deliver a nuclear bomb, but that it is years away from acquiring such a weapons system.
The fuelling of the Korean Taepodong 2 last week triggered reports, denied by the White House, that the US had prepared its unproved National Missile Defence System to take out the North Korean missile if it approached US territory.
Funding for the system is running at nearly $8bn this year, more than double what it was in 1998.
"A launch of the Taepodong-2 would give a boost to those supporting missile defence in the US," said Mr Fitzpatrick.