April 11, 2013
A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Japanese media have said.
The reports in the Kyodo news agency come as North Koreans celebrate the appointment of their leader Kim Jong-Un a year ago, and G8 foreign ministers discuss the crisis during a meeting in London.
The Japanese government has been on high alert ahead of the expected test-firing of a medium-range missile by Pyongyang, deploying Patriot missile batteries in Tokyo as a defence measure.
South Korean and US forces in the territory of Guam have announced an upgrade of their surveillance alert status.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:22 am