North Korea Ready to Test Launch More Missiles

The AP is reporting:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)

North Korea has three or four more missiles on launch pads and ready for firing, major South Korean newspapers reported Thursday.

The missiles are either short- or medium-range, reported Chosun Ilbo, one of South Korea’s largest dailies. It cited an unidentified senior South Korean official.

Another major paper, JoongAng Ilbo, carried a similar report.

The North has also barred people from sailing into some areas off the coast until July 11 in a possible sign of preparations for additional launches, Chosun Ilbo said.

North Korea test-fired seven missiles on Wednesday, triggering international condemnation. The missiles apparently fell into the sea without causing damage or injuries.

Reuters is reporting that North Korea appears to preparing to test launch another Taepodong-2 long range missile:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea appears to be making preparations to launch another long-range Taepodong-2 missile but the missile is not yet on the launch pad, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

NBC said the missile was nonetheless in its final assembly stage.

North Korea launched at least six missiles early on Wednesday and a seventh some 12 hours later, officials in Japan and South Korea said.

Kim Jong-Il reminds me of a spoiled brat screaming at the top of his lungs, “Look at me! Pay attention to me!”

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