North Korea ~ Long range rocket fire , Test ?

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PostWed Dec 12, 2012 3:36 am » by Malogg


Anyone got a link ?

Passed over a chain of Japanese islands apparently


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https://rt.com/news/north-korea-launches-missile-865/

BREAKING NEWS

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Wednesday morning despite international opposition and growing tensions in the region. The missile reportedly crashed into the Pacific.
South Korea’s president has called an emergency meeting over the issue. The launch was confirmed by officials at South Korea's Defense Ministry and its Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The missile fell into waters off the Philippines at 10:05 a.m. local time after passing over Okinawa, the Japanese government said, according to Yonhap news agency.
This move comes as a surprise as Pyongyang announced Monday it was extending its launch period for a rocket test by one week to Dec. 29.
"Shortly after the liftoff, Aegis radar system in the Yellow Sea detected the move," a senior South Korean military official said, Yonhap reports.
Earlier, the US Navy had sent two additional warships to North Korea to track and prepare for a possible North Korean rocket launch, bringing the total number of warships surrounding the Communist state to four.
The United States and the United Nations have expressed concern that North Korea may be testing its missile technology to see if it could be used to eventually strike the US. This is Pyongyang’s second attempt at such a launch this year – an attempt that the US views as a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The UN has banned the secretive Communist nation from conducting any ballistic missile tests.
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