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Amid Pyongyang bluster, a hint of a missile launch

Posted By admin On April 4, 2013 @ 11:21 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jethro Mullen and Joe Sterling
CNN [1]
April 4, 2013

(CNN) — North Korea, which unleashed another round of scathing rhetoric accusing the United States of pushing the region to the “brink of war,” could be planning a missile launch soon, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Communications intercepts in recent days indicated that Pyongyang could be planning to launch a mobile ballistic missile in the coming days or weeks, the official first told CNN. It’s unknown whether it would be a test or a strike.

As the bombast reaches a fever pitch, the United States is refining its message toward North Korea. The Pentagon now says it is working to decrease the temperature as it maintains a frank and vigilant stance toward Pyongyang’s threats.

“We are trying to turn the volume down,” a Defense Department official said.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/04/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html

[2] US, S Korea to consider N Korea missile launch as provocation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-s-korea-to-consider-n-korea-missile-launch-as-provocation.html

[3] Pentagon set to activate global missile defense for NKorean missile test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-set-to-activate-global-missile-defense-for-nkorean-missile-test.html

[4] US deploys warships as North Korea prepares to launch missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-deploys-warships-as-north-korea-prepares-to-launch-missile.html

[5] Pentagon Activates Missile Defenses For North Korean Launch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-activates-missile-defenses-for-north-korean-launch.html

[6] North Korea Could Launch Missile This Week – Report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-could-launch-missile-this-week-report.html

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