N.Korean Missiles 'Ready for Launch'

      April 10, 2013 09:34

      North Korea has finished preparations to launch one or two Musudan medium-range missiles that have been moved to an area on the east coast.

      South Korean military authorities worry that the North could also launch other short- and medium-range missiles.

      Meanwhile, the Japanese government instructed the Self-Defense Forces to get ready to intercept any North Korean missiles. The U.S. is also getting ready to intercept any missiles that head toward its base in Guam.

      Japanese PAC-3s are on show at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday. /Reuters-Newsis

      "We've discovered that the North finished preparations to launch two Musudan missiles after moving them to an area near Wonsan by train from Jamjin Missile Plant in Nampo last week," a government source in Seoul said Tuesday. "They seem to be ready for launch four to six hours after being injected with liquid fuel."

      The Musudan missiles have a range of 3,000 to 4,000 km.

      At the moment, the Navy has dispatched two Aegis destroyers to the East Sea to track North Korean missiles.

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