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North Korea threatens ‘merciless punishment’ as it readies rocket launch

Posted By admin On April 8, 2012 @ 4:22 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Danielle Demetriou
London Telegraph [1]
April 8, 2012

Japan and South Korea have put their armed forces on standby in response to North Korea’s plans, prepared to shoot down the missile if it passes over their territory.

North Korea was this weekend believed to be at the first stage of launching the rocket, expected between April 12 and 16, claiming that it is part of the centenary celebrations for the birth of the state’s founder Kim Il Sung.

However, the United States, Japan and South Korea believe that in reality it will be a ballistic missile test in violation of UN resolutions.

It is against such a backdrop of rising regional tensions surrounding the Korean peninsula that David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will arrive in Japan on a two-day visit this week.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9192301/North-Korea-threatens-merciless-punishment-as-it-readies-rocket-launch.html

[2] North Korea rocket launch ‘provocative’: Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-rocket-launch-provocative-obama.html

[3] North Korean Rocket Launch Fails: US Officials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-launches-rocket-amid-international-condemnation.html

[4] 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

[5] North Korea ‘injecting fuel into rocket’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-injecting-fuel-into-rocket.html

[6] Fears As North Korea Prepares Rocket Launch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fears-as-north-korea-prepares-rocket-launch-2.html

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