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Embarrassed by rocket crash, North Korea may try nuclear test
Posted By admin On April 13, 2012 @ 2:53 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled
Maxim Duncan and Ju-min Park
April 13, 2012
North Korea said its much hyped long-range rocket launch failed on Friday, in a very rare and embarrassing public admission of failure by the hermit state and a blow for its new young leader who faces international outrage over the attempt.
The isolated North, using the launch to celebrate the 100th birthday of the dead founding president Kim Il-sung and mark the rise to power of his grandson Kim Jong-un, is now widely expected to press ahead with its third nuclear test to show its military strength.
“The possibility of an additional long-range rocket launch or a nuclear test, as well as a military provocation to strengthen internal solidarity is very high,” a senior South Korean defense ministry official told a parliamentary hearing.
The two Koreas are divided by the world’s most militarized border and remain technically at war after an armistice ended the Korean War in 1953.
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