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Japan braces for North Korean missile launch
Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 10, 2012 | By Justin McCurry

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Japan has threatened to shoot down the rocket if it passes over Japanese airspace. In 1998, North Korea sent a missile over Japan's main island.

Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific appear to have failed to persuade North Korea to abort a rocket launch planned for as early as this week. Reports suggest that the region could be further unsettled by a rumored third nuclear weapons test by the regime.

The North insists that the launch, which could come on any morning between April 12 to 16 and will coincide with the centenary of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-sung on April 15, is designed to put an observation satellite into orbit. Japan, South Korea, and the US, however, say the launch would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions banning the North from engaging in missile development.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leadership
Failure.
1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

$10 says we go ahead and send food anyway.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 11:49:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

$10 says we go ahead and send food anyway.

the missile is just a thank you for the food


3 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

With a bit of luck, it’ll turn into a big sparkler.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Japan needs to bring back their old Missile Moth.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 12:28:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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