South Korean experts said North Korea might use Taepodong 2 missile to put pressure on South Korea
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China Daily website AP: According to overseas media reported on February 3, from the satellite observed the phenomenon of view, North Korea may be preparing to test it. ” Taepodong-2 “missiles. This will be North Korea South Korea issued a warning after the war, the DPRK side on the issue in bilateral relations is another important step.
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South Korean media and Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” quoted on condition of anonymity, respectively, government sources as saying: ” intelligence agencies recently observed by satellite train carrying cylindrical objects from Ping North Road, a munitions factory warehouse in the East bound due to a longer length of the object, probably a missile. “The source also said:” If you do missiles, it is likely that ‘Taepodong 2′ (with a range of 4300-6000 km) from the launch pad into the time required to run, may be one to two months to complete test preparation. “
However, experts believe that North Korea is unlikely to have developed nuclear warheads. North Korea had test-fired in 2006 “Taepodong-2″ missile, the missile flight 40 seconds in the normal way after a fall.
political tensions in North Korea is usually when the missile tests. South Korea, a national security think-tank researchers said North Korea’s missile test is no doubt this has two purposes – first, to help continue to develop and upgrade its long-range missiles; Second, send a political signal. North Korea’s recent series of actions, are considered to exert pressure on South Korea, and to arouse the attention of the new U.S. president Barack Obama. February 2, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and U.S. President Barack Obama on the phone, both sides claim to strive to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This is after Obama took office, the two sides in the first dialogue.
have become accustomed to the Korean “threat of force,” the Korean financial market seems to be no influence by this report. An analyst at Samsung Securities, said they will not be too concerned about the reports. “The market does not like the political response to the problem of North Korea as sensitive if they are really fired missiles, only in people’s emotional pressure, but this effect is only short-term.”
South Korean Defense Ministry official said he could not comment on the type of intelligence information, but added that South Korea is North Korea’s military activities close attention. In addition, Japanese government officials declined comment. 3 Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone held a press conference, on some media reports that North Korea is gearing up for test-firing long-range ballistic missile “Taepodong-2″ issue, said: “Our latest effort to collect intelligence and analysis, they do not comment.”
present, already has more than 800 North Korean ballistic missiles that can hit most of the entire territory of South Korea and Japan. “Taepodong-2″ is a self-developed ballistic missile North Korea is its existing longest-range ballistic missiles. The current range of the missile to reach 6,000 km, can be incorporated into the United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
strong smell of gunpowder Korean Peninsula
Ren Hanguo since President Lee Myung-bak since last year, due to the issue of North Korea’s hard-line, inter-Korean relations continue to decline, atmosphere of confrontation on the Korean peninsula intensified. In particular, often to South Korea North Korea recently released strong language, continued escalation of tensions between the two sides, once again the possibility of military conflict has further increased.
1 17, North Korea and South Korea to enter the military announced “all-out confrontation,” the state, prompting South Korea to enhance the land, sea and air forces alert level. Subsequently, the peaceful reunification of Korea 30, the Commission issued a statement, announced the abolition of unilateral cessation among Korean political and military confrontation of all agreements. The statement by the media called the DPRK since South Korean President Lee Myung-bak took office issued the stern warning. Separated by only a short period of two days, Korean newspapers “Rodong Sinmun” and on February 1 editorial, the two sides of the tensions may lead to “an inevitable military conflict or even war,” but is rooted in the South Korean government to take the “policy of confrontation.” (Global Online: Wang Jing)