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North Korea ‘preparing to unveil missile capable of striking continental US’

Posted By admin On April 3, 2012 @ 3:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Julian Ryall
London Telegraph [1]
April 3, 2012

Reconnaissance satellites have identified the huge missile at a government research and development facility in Pyongyang, South Korean government sources told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

Analysts estimate the weapon to be around 130 feet long and, equipped with a more powerful booster unit, capable of delivering a warhead more than 6,200 miles.

Unveiling the missile will raise new fears in neighbouring countries, already alarmed by Pyongyang’s insistence that it will go ahead with the launch in mid-April of a rocket to put a satellite into orbit.

Washington, Seoul and Tokyo believe the launch is a covert test launch of a missile.

Analysis of the rocket, which is being prepared for launch at the new Tongchang-ri aerospace facility in the far north-west of the country, indicates that at 105 feet long it is identical in length to the Taepodong-2 missile that was fired in April 2009 and, with a range of 4,163 miles, is the most potent missile in theĀ North Korean [2] armoury at present.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9182604/North-Korea-preparing-to-unveil-missile-capable-of-striking-continental-US.html

[2] North Korean: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/

[3] North Korea “preparing long-range missile launch”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-preparing-long-range-missile-launch.html

[4] North Korea seeking to develop nuclear missile, Seoul says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-seeking-to-develop-nuclear-missile-seoul-says.html

[5] North Korea preparing for ballistic missile launch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-preparing-for-ballistic-missile-launch.html

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

[7] Obama urges China to act to rein in North Korea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-urges-china-to-act-to-rein-in-north-korea.html

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