December 7, 2012

N. Korea to Launch Missile for Iran?

Gordon Chang, World Affairs Journal

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On Saturday, North Korea announced it will launch a satellite this month, sometime between December 10th and 22nd. Almost nobody thinks Pyongyang’s technicians have had the time to correct the faults that led to the catastrophic failure of the same rocket this April. Then, the Unha-3 blew up around 90 seconds into the flight.

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TAGGED: missiles, Iran, North Korea


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