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    North Korea launches long-range rocket

    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)[Breaking news update, posed at 7:48 p.m. ET]

    North Korea has launched a long-range "missile," a South Korean defense ministry official told CNN Sunday.

    [Previous story, posted at 5:09 p.m. ET]

    North Korea has moved up the launch window for a rocket by one day, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Saturday.

    The new window, which was also narrowed, is February 7-14; the old window was February 8-25. The areas where debris would fall remain unchanged.

    The announcement comes just days after the reclusive country's initial launch plans came to light, which drew condemnation from South Korea and Japan. And it means blastoff could come as early as 7 a.m. Sunday in North Korea (5:30 p.m. ET Saturday).

    Though North Korea says it's putting a satellite into orbit, the launch is viewed by others as a front for a ballistic missile test.

    U.S. officials have said the same type of rocket used to launch the satellite could deliver a nuclear warhead.

    "Forcing the launch is a clear violation against the [United Nations Security Council] resolution and a serious provocation against the security to our country," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.

    Officials for the International Maritime Organization and the International Telecommunications Union each told CNN that North Korea informed their respective organizations that it intends to launch a satellite.

    North Korea launches long-range rocket - CNN.com

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    That bellend on the top of the rocket, is that the fat one?

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    One would hope that even the Chinese and US Governments could put aside their differences and agree that nutboy with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is unacceptable.

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    N. Korea claims successful ‘observation satellite’ launch aboard ‘long-range missile’


    North Korea has claimed that it successfully deployed an earth observation satellite into orbit, after its “long-range missile test” on Sunday was widely criticized as provocative and in breach of UN resolutions.

    The rocket took off at around 12:30am GMT, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was tracking the flight path of the ballistic target. The US Strategic Command also detected and tracked the missile launch into space, Reuters reports.

    “NORAD determined that at no time was the missile a threat to North America,” the Strategic Command's statement said.

    Several hours after the launch, the North announced that it had succeeded in placing a“newly developed earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4” into orbit, KCNA reports.

    The satellite was launched aboard a “carrier rocket Kwangmyongsong” that blasted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County. The agency said that the satellite entered its preset orbit nine minutes and 46 seconds after the lift-off at 9:09am Korean time.

    The North says that it is “legitimately exercising the right to use space for independent and peaceful purposes” and plans to send more satellites into space.

    The first stage of the rocket had been calculated to fall into the West Sea, according to North Korea's prior warning to the UN, and according to Seoul’s military no damage from rocket “debris or other parts” was reported on South Korean territory.

    While the rocket seems to have successfully separated its first and second stage boosters with debris falling in somewhat designated areas, the launch is still considered a failure by Seoul, according to Yonhap. According to the agency the rocket “burned up” southwest of Jeju, the largest island off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula.

    The missile “disappeared from radar” during the fairing separation stage, the agency added.

    A senior US defense official also confirmed the launch, saying that the flight trajectory “does not pose a threat to the US or our allies.”

    However, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice called the launch “a serious threat” to American interests.

    "North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests – including the security of some of our closest allies–and undermine peace and security in the broader region," Rice said.

    The Chinese Defense Ministry also criticized the rocket launch as being a “second violation” of UN resolutions by North Korea in just over a month. “The launch threatens the international system of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, leading to further deterioration of the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” the ministry’s statement said.

    North Korea previously notified the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) about a potential rocket launch to put an earth observation satellite into orbit, claiming a launch window of February 8 to February 25.

    The launch however triggered international concern as a potential long-range missile test. The North is banned from using ballistic missile technology under UN Security Council resolutions.

    No anti-ballistic missiles were fired as the rocket passed over the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, broadcaster NHK reports. Meanwhile Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has immediately condemned the launch, telling reporters that "we absolutely cannot allow this.”

    ''We will take action to totally protect the safety and well-being of our people," Abe said.

    An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council is reportedly set to take place later on Sunday to discuss the event. South Korean bodies are already convening emergency meetings on different levels.

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye termed the launch an “unacceptable provocation” as he called on Washington to “take all necessary measures” in response to the threat.

    Sunday's launch is the sixth long-range missile test by the North. Last month North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a thermonuclear bomb. While many experts doubt that the nuclear device was indeed an H-bomb, the move prompted the US and its regional allies, Japan and South Korea, to seek tougher UN sanctions against Kim Jong Un.

    https://www.rt.com/news/331613-north...rocket-launch/

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    Around the season of spring it has become an annual event for North Korea to launch rockets, this is because the people are starving, there is no food at the end of winter.
    Food will be given by the other countries and N.Korea will promise to behave itself for another year, until the larder is bear.

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    How far away are they from their development of a nuclear warhead ?

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    Atomic or Hydrogen bomb? There is a big difference between the two.

    No doubt in my mind that today's launch was for progressing the program to be able to deliver an nulclear warhead. Not a very thick smoke screen.

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    I guess the fat little bastard Kim wanted to say "Happy New Year" to his chinese neigbours.

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    Thailand Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

    The military government today joined international condemnation of North Korea’s rocket launch on Sunday, which the United Nations has described as a disguised missile test in violation of U.N. resolutions.

    The statement released online Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls the launch a “clear violation” of a U.N. Security Council resolution which bans Pyongyang from testing ballistic weapons.

    “This act is an expression of disregard for the international community’s concern over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which is a grave threat to international security and safety,” the statement read.

    The ministry also repeated its previous calls for the Communist state to suspend its nuclear weapons program and return to the negotiating table.

    Thailand Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

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    Monkey see, monkey do.

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