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N. Korean radars turned on ahead of rocket launch: source
By Sam Kim
SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea activated its radars Sunday as it apparently prepared to launch the vehicle that it says will carry a satellite, a South Korean source said.
"Once the radars are turned on, we can expect a launch very soon," the source told Yonhap News Agency, declining to specify when.
South Korea, the U.S. and Japan believe the rocket may be a disguised ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting Alaska.
SEOUL, April 5 (Reuters) - North Korea has removed the cover from the top of a long-range rocket and started a radar needed to track its flight, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Sunday in an unsourced report, indicating a launch is imminent.
The United States, South Korea and Japan have said they would see the launch as a test of the North's Taepodong-2 missile, which is designed to fly as far as Alaska.
(Reporting by Jack Kim, Editing by Dean Yates)
Originally posted by Renshin
The part that makes me so sad...
Is that nobody knows,
some do, but the majority of people have no idea its happening, or if they do, there clearly missing the implications...
This is probably one of the most worrying and imminent situations that have happened in a long time...
Like the poster above me said, I hope its just a nothing burger.
Seoul calls NSC meeting ahead of imminent launch
SEOUL, April 5 -- South Korea's presidential office convened a National Security Council (NSC) meeting Sunday amid suspicions North Korea will soon launch what it claims is a satellite, officials said.
The meeting partly confirmed the imminent launch of the North Korean rocket as the presidential office earlier said the NSC will be convened only after an actual launch.
"An emergency NSC meeting has been called to begin at 11 a.m.," an official at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.
North Korea has said it will launch the satellite between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Saturday to Wednesday.
Originally posted by severdsoul
The members of this site should be proud of them self, once again the important news shows up here way before the MSM gives any hint that things are going on. Kudo's to everyone , sad for the general population but then again, most of them are in a bilss anyway.