North Korea preparing to launch ballistic missile: Report
October 14, 2017
Ahead of joint naval drill by the United States and South Korea, North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile, a Korean daily reported.
The Donga Ilbo daily, quoting a government source, said satellite pictures show ballistic missiles mounted on launchers being transported out of hangars near Pyongyang and in the North Phyongan Province.
The US navy said on Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state’s weapons programme.
The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises.(Agencies)