South Korea said the North Korean ballistic missiles whose range covers the new U.S. territory of Guam (map)
Data for: North Korean Taepodong missile test
China News Network February 23, U.S. media reported on February 23, a South Korean defense report said North Korea has deployed a new missile with a range can be covered U.S. Pacific Guam.
the February 23 report issued by Department of Defense, said the new missile’s range at least up to 3000 km, has been installed in place. Coverage of the missile’s range is very wide, including the United States, Guam, Australia’s most northern most parts of Russia and India. Report said that since the late 1990s, North Korea began to develop a missile, but the report did not disclose other content, such as the current number of North Korean missiles have been deployed.
North Korea was launched in August 1998, “Star Light” One man-made Earth satellite, but the United States and other countries believe that North Korea launched a “Taepodong” an intercontinental ballistic missile. Since North Korea had not yet mastered solid fuel technology needed to launch, resulting in that a launch failure, but it was the Clinton administration which the United States to engage with the North Korean government and launched a missile talks. In 1999 North Korea announced the suspension of emission experiment, the United States to relax the sanctions against North Korea.
Earlier this month, U.S. and South Korean media constantly reported that U.S. satellite reconnaissance to North Korea will test “Taepodong” II intercontinental ballistic missile. South Korean media and the experts believe that North Korea is worsening inter-Korean relations, the stalled six-party talks, to continue to put pressure on South Korea’s Lee Myung-bak government, prompting it to change hard-line policy toward North Korea and trying to cause Obama Malaysian government on the Korean peninsula issue and concern of the DPRK-US relations. February 20, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the visit to South Korea, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea – Stephen Bosworth as the North Korean envoy, he also called on North Korea nuclear talks to return as soon as possible. Speaking about the recent rumors of North Korean missile test would be when Hillary Clinton said the move to the current situation without any help. Earlier media reports said North Korea will soon test-fire missiles, causing tension between North and South Korea, but North Korea later denied. At the same time, she announced that Stephen – Hill, Bosworth will lead the next succeeding six-party talks.
Korean military announced on January 17 entered a state of confrontation with South Korea, on January 30 announced the abolition of inter-Korean stop political and military confrontation of the entire agreement. There are concerns that the increasingly tense as the inter-Korean relations, both sides may be on the line in the Yellow Sea near the disputed military conflict, North Korea may test-fire ballistic missiles in the near future. However, the Korean Central News Agency Local 16 has denied North Korea test-fired long-range missiles will be rumors. On the North Korean missile launch preparations recent rumors, Clinton said, if the DPRK missile launch, “will be very detrimental to the US-DPRK relations.” So far, the Obama administration’s policy toward the DPRK remains unclear. Some analysts believe that the U.S. interests in the Korean peninsula. The United States to maintain tension on the Korean Peninsula is not to war, so U.S. forces can be reasonably maintained on the Korean peninsula. (Xiao Xi)