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Report: 5 short-range missiles are fired

October 13, 2009

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— North Korea reportedly test-launched five short-range missiles — and may fire more — in what analysts said is an attempt to improve its bargaining position ahead of possible talks with the United States.

North Korea has recently reached out to the U.S. and South Korea following months of tension over its nuclear and missile tests earlier this year. Leader Kim Jong Il told visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week that his government might return to stalled six-nation negotiations on its nuclear program depending on the outcome of direct talks it seeks with the United States.

Washington has said it is considering holding talks with North Korea as part of efforts to restart the six-party negotiations.

Yonhap, citing a South Korean official it did not identify, said the KN-02 surface-to-surface missiles were fired from mobile launch pads and had a range of up to 75 miles (120 kilometers). It said North Korea launched two missiles in the morning and three more in the afternoon.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff today confirmed the missile launches, but declined to identify the number and types of missiles fired on Monday off North Korea’s east coast — the first since July, when the North test-fired seven missiles.

Comments

Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Dear Leader will send Dear Leader an iPod loaded with speeches of his favorite unfulfilled promises.

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

same drunk that didn't have the sac to pony up a couple of b-1b's and wipe out pyongyang.

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jumpin_catfish 4 years, 6 months ago

I believe PBO will push the world closer to a nuke conflict with his lame arse foreign policies sooner then W did .

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 6 months ago

Who was that drunk illiterate nutbag who coined the phrase "Axis of Evil"?

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

naw, geedub never had the guts to pull the pin on an MX missile.

if only we could dig up reagan....

heck, he would prolly run the economy the same way he did when he was alive, and he would be a just as good as a listener.

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lounger 4 years, 6 months ago

puddleglum I bet you miss G.W. Bush ya war monger!!

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puddleglum 4 years, 6 months ago

nothing that a couple of 30 megaton warheads wouldn't fix

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