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Fears As North Korea Prepares Rocket Launch

Posted By admin On February 25, 2009 @ 5:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009

There are fears that North Korea could be preparing to test-fire a long-range missile that may be able to reach America’s west coast.

It comes after Pyongyang said it was gearing up to launch a satellite on one of its rockets.Intelligence officials have reported brisk personnel and vehicle activity at the Hwadae launch site.

North Korea’s longest-range missile, the Taepodong-2, has the potential to reach Alaska.

But reports suggest the missile being prepared for launch may be an advanced version of the Taepodong-2 that could reach the US west coast.

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North Korea has only once tested the Taepodong-2, in 2006, when it flew for a few seconds and then exploded.

Pyongyang said: “The preparations for launching experimental communications satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 by means of delivery rocket Unha-2 are now making brisk headway.”

It recently said it bears the right to “space development” – words the regime has used in the past to disguise a missile test.

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