Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crazy North Koreans prepare for missile..err.. satellite launch

North Korea continues preparation for a long range missile launch. They threaten to build nuclear weapons if anyone objects.

North Korea readies missile, makes new threat
By Jonathan Thatcher

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday that if the international community punishes it for next month's planned missile launch it will restart a nuclear plant that makes weapons grade plutonium.

The secretive state this week put a long-range missile in place for a launch the United States warned would violate U.N. sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for past weapons tests.

The planned launch, seen by some countries as a disguised military exercise, is the first big test for U.S. President Barack Obama in dealing with the prickly North, whose efforts to build a nuclear arsenal have long plagued ties with Washington.

North Korea warned that any action by the U.N. Security Council to punish it would be a "hostile act." (excerpt) read more at

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