July 26, 2017 11:03
North Korea seems to be preparing another ballistic missile test this week, CNN reported Monday quoting a Pentagon official.
On U.S. military satellite images, "transporter vehicles carrying ballistic missile launching equipment were seen arriving in Kusong, North Korea on Friday," it said.
Kusong is a launch site in North Pyongan Province.
"The official said that when such equipment is seen, a launch could occur within six days," CNN added. This would coincide with July 27, the 64th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War.
"Continuous movements of a launch vehicle have been detected in North Pyongan Province," a government source in Seoul also said on Tuesday. "South Korean and U.S. military authorities are keeping and eye on the mobile launcher, which is capable of firing a missile anytime."
Meanwhile, the U.S. is going to conduct another test of a THAAD missile interceptor that will be launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska on Saturday, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. This will be a second such test since July 11.
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