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Originally posted by JRSB
It's probably all talk but this situation gives a window of opportunity for war between both countries they have been talking about for so long.
SEOUL (AFP)--South Korea Thursday described North Korea's planned rocket launch as a "serious challenge and provocation" to regional security, as a U.S. official said the missile has been placed on a launch pad.
Defense ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae declined to confirm the U.S. report, saying Seoul wouldn't comment on intelligence matters.
But he said the communist state is moving forward with preparations for the launch, which would constitute "a serious challenge and provocation" to the security of the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia.
"North Korea's long-range rocket launch clearly violates U.N. Security council Resolution 1718. We strongly urge it to stop this immediately," Won said.
South Korea plans to dispatch an advanced destroyer to the East Sea as North Korea finalizes steps to launch a rocket despite international warnings, Yonhap News Agency reported quoting officials Thursday.
"The Sejong the Great destroyer will conduct monitoring activities in the East Sea," an official was quoted as saying, referring to the 7,600-ton vessel that detects and tracks targets hundreds of kilometers away.
North Korea is making final preparations for the launch of what is thought to be a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting America.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned North Korea that a move to fire a rocket for any purpose would be viewed as a "provocative action" that could trigger consequences in six-party talks aimed at disarming — but also aiding — the impoverished communist nation.
The South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo quoted a diplomatic source saying the North could technically fire the missile, which has the range to hit U.S. territory, by the weekend. This is earlier than the April 4-8 timeframe Pyongyang announced for what it says is the launch of a communications satellite.
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by Eurisko2012
Eurisko...The only acceptable brightness in my nations future will be one in which there are no secrets kept from the populous. No matter what happens, we will be under a shadow till then.
Disclosure will be December 21, 2012.
We will be very busy 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Both our nations will have very advanced technology that will
cause the economy to BOOM like never before.
Imagine a HUGE orbiting space station with artifical gravity.
We will be traveling to and mining the asteroid belt which is
just past Mars.
Originally posted by Badgered1
If NK need to launch a 'satellite', why can't they do it over their friends in China's territory? Why does it have to go over the OCEAN Pacific?
“please yanky put me in POW camp where I get three meals a day, electricity, and I can finally find out what a TV is...”