North Korea Moves Missile to Coast for Possible Launch
Thursday, 04 Apr 2013
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has moved a missile with “considerable range” to its east coast, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday, but he added that there are no signs that the North is preparing for a full-scale conflict.
Yet CNN reported early Thursday that a U.S. official says that the regime may be readying a missile launch.
Communications intercepts in recent days indicated that Pyongyang could be planning to launch a mobile ballistic missile in the coming days or weeks, the official told CNN. It’s unknown whether it would be a test or a strike.
South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told a parliamentary committee in Seoul that the North has moved a medium-range missile to its east coast for an imminent test firing or military drill.