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mamoru 04-12-2012 06:41 PM

North Korea launches rocket, fails

Originally Posted by NYTimes
SEOUL, South Korea — Defying weeks of international warnings of more censure and further sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket on Friday, an act that the United States called a cover for developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that one day might be able to carry a nuclear warhead. But the three-stage rocket appeared to break up and collapse moments after the launching.

Officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan called the launching a failure, and the Japanese government said the rocket had disintegrated into several pieces while still in North Korean territory or over South Korean waters.

“We believe that the rocket fell apart in several pieces and plunged several minutes after the takeoff,” said Kim Min-seok, a spokesman for South Korea’s Defense Ministry. He said the assessment of both South Korean and American intelligence monitors was that “the North Korean missile launching has failed.”

The rocket, called the Unha-3, blasted off from the Soehae launching site near North Korea’s western border with China, about 7:40 a.m., the South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said.



Torikakae 04-13-2012 02:49 AM

Thank you Friday the 13th!~

Bolter 04-13-2012 04:34 AM

Huh stupid North Koreans, good thing Friday the 13th foiled it

Sanichi 04-13-2012 06:37 AM

This one made me smile.
People in South Korea are apparently finding this hilarious.

james 04-13-2012 08:57 AM

I just think its hilarious North Korea thinks it can do things.

Torikakae 04-20-2012 12:11 AM


Originally Posted by Jamesie (Post 1705100)
I just think its hilarious North Korea thinks it can do things.

Don't underestimate them. They have some backing from China after all.

Bolter 04-20-2012 04:52 AM

but if you look at it, you can tell that China is starting to like them less and less these days

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