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DPRK places long-range rocket into position for launch: Yonhap

English.news.cn   2012-12-05 13:49:58            
 DPRK has completed placing all 3 stages of its long- range rocket into position for launch, Yonhap said.
•  "Some workers are pulling out of the site," South Korean government said.
 • The DPRK is now expected to install support equipment, such as radar and cameras, Yonhap said.

 

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has completed placing all three stages of its long- range rocket into position for a controversial satellite launch, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.

The installation of the rocket on the launch pad in Tongchang- ri in the DPRK's far northwest is believed to have been finished, a South Korean government source told Yonhap news agency. "Some workers are pulling out of the site,"the source said.

The DPRK announced on Saturday that it plans to launch a working satellite using a three-stage rocket between December 10 and 22.

South Korea, which sees the move as a disguised attempt to develop a long-range ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons, called the launch plan a "grave provocation". The DPRK is now expected to install support equipment, such as radar and cameras, according to Yonhap. The rocket is likely to be launched between December 10 and 12 after fueling takes place over the weekend, it said. This would be the DPRK's second launch attempt. The previous one in April ended in failure.

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BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday called on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to act prudently in regard to the country's proposed satellite launch.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing that China has exchanged ideas with the DPRK over the satellite launch several times. Full story

UN chief concerned about DPRK's satellite launch plan

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon was concerned about a plan announced by the Democratic People 's Republic of Korea (DPRK)to launch a satellite later this month, and called on Pyongyang to work towards building confidence with neighboring countries, a UN spokesman said here Monday. Full story

Russia urges DPRK to reconsider satellite launch plan

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Moscow has urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to reconsider its plan to launch a satellite later this month, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Moscow regrets Pyongyang's decision to launch the satellite, saying that the DPRK should not ignore Resolution 1874 of the UN Security Council which banned launches using ballistic missile technology in the DPRK and tightened sanctions against it by blocking funding for nuclear, missile and proliferation activities, the ministry said in a statement. Full story

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