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North Korea Seen Getting Missiles Ready ……….

 

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SEOUL, April 4  – North Korea has moved what  appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast,  South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting  multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and  South Korean authorities.

It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead  or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting  it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government  source was quoted as saying.

“South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities have  obtained indications the North has moved an object that appears  to be a mid-range missile to the east coast,” the source said.

The Musudan missile is believed to have a range of 3,000 km  (1,875 miles) or more, which would put all of South Korea and  Japan in range and possibly also the U.S. territory of Guam in  the Pacific Ocean. North Korea is not believed to have tested  these mid-range missiles, according to most independent experts

South Korea’s defence ministry declined to comment.

North Korea has threatened a nuclear strike on the United  States and missile attacks on its Pacific bases, including in  Guam. Those threats followed new U.N. sanctions imposed on the  North after it carried out its third nuclear test in February.

The missile was moved to the coast by train. The North has a  missile launch site on the northeastern coast, which it has used  to unsuccessfully test-fire long-range rockets in the past.

The Yonhap report did not say if the missile had been moved  to the missile site.

Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper issued a similar report on  Thursday, saying the North had moved what appeared to be a  long-range missile to its east coast.

Source: Reuters

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