getting ready to test new Ballistic Missile
June 20th, 2006
U.S. Air Force
photo of and ICBM
There are concerns
that North Korea is gearing up to test-launch a new ballistic missile
that can reach up to 3,700 miles target. That is far enough to reach
the United States.
According to Korea
Times report on June 20th, “They (South Korean government)
said it has not been confirmed whether the object on the communist
country's launch pad is indeed a missile or a satellite-carrying
Even though the
missile could be a satellite-carrying rocket, it still puts fear in the
South Korean government because of North Korea’s ability to launch long
range missiles at a later time.
The North Koreans
have been fuelling the missile. According to a report in Business Day,
the fuel is good for only about a month’s time, meaning that there is
definite intention for launching in the near future.
The other concern
is that North Koreans have developed a nuclear bomb that could be
downsized to fit on the top of a missile.
“The United States has activated its ground-based interceptor
missile-defense system amid concerns over an expected North Korean
missile launch, a U.S. defence official said on Tuesday.”
If the missile is
launched, it will be very likely that the United States will react.
Supposedly the US Treasury is after North Korea for a money-laundry
operation. North Korea does not like the US Treasury going after this
There is a
six-party talk on North Korea which has delayed the test-launch of the
missile. Business Day also said, “Japanese officials were quoted as
saying on Sunday that a test was unlikely.”
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