South Korea says North Korea missile range of 8,000 kilometers can cover Alaska
Global Times special correspondent in Korea, Song Shen reported, according to Korean media reports, the ROK-US intelligence authorities speculated that North Korea plans to launch early next month, “Taepodong-2″ (North Korea said it was “Galaxy 2″ rockets) if ballistic missiles, will reach the farthest range of 7000-8000 km or more.
South Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” 14 reported that, more than previously predicted maximum range 6700 km above the increase of more than 1,000 kilometers, the Alaska is within range. According to analysis, the DPRK informed the first rocket (motor) coordinates of the waters fall, because the North Korean missile technology to Iran has been providing satellite successfully launched after North Korea and gain self-confidence.
reported that the South Korean government, a source 13, said: “Korea and the U.S. authorities on North Korea to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) informed of the danger zone coordinates of the rocket fall and the last two years’ Taepodong 2 ‘engine combustion test results of a comprehensive analysis of data speculation,’ Taepodong-2 ‘will reach the farthest range of 7000-8000 km or more. “North Korea informed the International Maritime Organization, said the first engine to fall away from the North Hamgyong flower bed county Musudan testing ground for more than 650 km in place, the second engine will fall in place more than 3600 km.
Iran successfully launched last month, the satellite emitter is the use of technology developed by North Korea, South Korean intelligence authorities have to be a high degree of attention.
Korea, a non-expert, said: “This will be re-Iranian satellite was successfully launched 27 kilograms to 300 kilometers away, if the technology to ballistic missiles, the range can produce up to 10,000 km of intercontinental ballistic missiles. “U.S. Department of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher – Hill, 2006, said:” North Korea launches missiles, Iranian officials visited the launch process, North Korea and the Middle East missile deal between the countries. ”
experts point out that, given North Korea informed the first and second engine crash site, if North Korea successfully launched the satellite, it means that North Korea already has a range covering the whole territory of Alaska, USA and reach the western United States region intercontinental ballistic missile development capability. Thus, for the United States was “potential threat” of North Korean missile development capability will become a “real threat” and therefore, concern how to deal with the United States.