North Korea preparing for long range missile launch: South Korea's Defense Ministry
Feb 4, Pyongyang: Despite warnings from its neighbors North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile, according to the Japanese media on Thursday.
The Japanese media reported this just after South Korea's defence ministry stated that it had spotted activity at a launch station on the west coast of the isolated nation.
Pyongyang on Tuesday had announced it was planning to launch a satellite at some point in February, but its announcement had been largely condemned by the international community.
The South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun also said the South's military was tightening up its air defence to intercept any missile or debris falling in its territory. The South has already ordered certain commercial flights to divert their routes.Similarly, The South Korean President Park Geun-hye said in a statement that any long-range missile launch by the North "should never be condoned as it poses a threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula and the world".
The Oslo Times