Skip to comments.US warning over North Korea rocket flight path
Posted on 03/24/2012 10:23:10 PM PDT by U-238
A US official says a North Korean rocket due to be launched next month may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is reported to have asked the three countries to condemn the launch.
North Korea says the rocket will take a new southern trajectory instead of a previous route east over Japan.
Japan is readying anti-missile defences around the southern islands of Okinawa, which could be under the flight path.
North Korea says the rocket is intended to put a satellite in space, but the US and others say the launch is a cover for a long-range missile test - a potential delivery system for nuclear weapons.
The launch is expected to dominate a security summit on Monday in the South Korean capital Seoul, which will be attended by US President Barack Obama.
Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Mr Campbell had briefed Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday on the rocket's southward trajectory.
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Ok I will condemn it, since I have as much influence on the NORK’s as the State Department does.
Longdong..who knows? g
Practice with an anti-missile, shoot it down.
It will probably blow up on the launchpad. hummmm......
I wonder what did THAT?