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North Korea missile launches raise tensions

South Korean defence officials said that North Korea had launched two
surface-to-ship missiles from a site on its west coast early on
Wednesday, a day after world leaders attending a nuclear security summit
in Seoul urged the regime to cancel the rocket launch and return to
six-party nuclear talks.North Korea insists that the forthcoming
launch, which is expected around 15 April to coincide with the centenary
of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-sung, is designed to put
an observation satellite into orbit.The US, South Korea and Japan,
however, say it would be a violation of UN security council resolutions
banning North Korea from missile activity, as the same technology could
be developed for use in multistage missiles, including those capable of
hitting the US main


Added: Mar-30-2012 Occurred On: Mar-30-2012
By: Jhurst
World News
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