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N.Korea Preparing for Long-Range Missile Test?

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 garlic    2,639

Kimmy is at it again! So they are saying that Kimmy might be launching a satellite or space vehicle? Really? If he is launching anything you can bet he is up to no good.


North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range ballistic missile, possibly within a week, the Japanese government believes.

Kyodo News on Thursday quoted a Japanese government source as saying that analysis of recent satellite images shows movement of vehicles and people near the North's missile launch pad at Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province.

The U.S. confirmed that preparations are taking place. "The indications are that they are preparing for some kind of launch," a US official said according to AFP. He added people on the ground seem to be readying for "a regular space launch."

But the official added it is unclear whether the launch will go ahead. "Could be for a satellite or a space vehicle -- there are a lot of guesses. North Korea does this periodically, they move things back and forth. There’s nothing to indicate it’s ballistic missile related," he said.

More: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2016/01/29/2016012900953.html

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 garlic    2,639

Japan puts military on alert for possible N Korean missile test

Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch after indications it is preparing for a test firing, two people with direct knowledge of the order told Reuters on Friday.

“Increased activity at North Korea’s missile site suggests that there may be a launch in the next few weeks,” said one of the sources, both of whom declined to be identified because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Tension rose in East Asia this month after North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, this time of what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

A missile test coming so soon after the nuclear test would raise concern that North Korea plans to fit nuclear warheads on its missiles, giving it the capability to launch a strike against rival South Korea, Japan and possibly targets as far away as the U.S. West Coast.

Japan’s Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani has ordered Aegis destroyers that operate in the Sea of Japan to be ready to target any North Korean projectiles heading for Japan.

More: http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-puts-military-on-alert-for-possible-n-korean-missile-test

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 garlic    2,639

Sure, lets pass a sanction bill. While Congress is discussing what to do with North Korea  Kimmy is probably planing on putting a EMP into orbit.

Senate committee passes N. Korea sanctions legislation

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a strong sanctions bill on North Korea on Thursday, demonstrating bipartisan support for a tough response to the communist nation's fourth nuclear test.

The legislation, which combined two similar bills proposed respectively by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), calls for mandatory blacklisting of those assisting Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, human rights abuses, cyberattacks and other crimes.

Calls for the bills' passage gained bipartisan traction after the North stunned the world with a surprise nuclear test on Jan. 6 that it claimed involved a hydrogen bomb, a sophisticated nuclear weapon with yields much greater than conventional ones.

The House overwhelmingly passed its own sanctions legislation on the North a week after the nuclear test.

More: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160129000865

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