RED ALERT: North Korea to launch long-range missile over Japan Dec 10-22

Japan has threatened that it will blow it out of the sky if that happens.

THE United States has urged North Korea to scrap plans to launch a rocket later this month, warning the “highly provocative” move would destabilise the region.

“Devoting scarce resources to the development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles will only further isolate and impoverish North Korea,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement on Saturday.

Her comments came after Pyongyang announced it would conduct between December 10 and 22 its second long-range rocket launch this year following a much-hyped but failed attempt in April.

Any test is likely to heighten already strained relations with the US and South Korea, where a presidential election will be held on December 19. http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/north-korea-to-test-long-range-rocket-soon/story-fnd134gw-1226528142730

North Korea : Plans to test fire new long range Balistic Missile within Days

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