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NKorea vows to go ahead with rocket launch plans

By Associated Press


PYONGYANG, North Korea >>North Korea says it will go ahead with plans to launch an observation satellite into space and that criticism of it is provocative.

North Korea said Friday it would launch the satellite on a rocket next month. The U.S., South Korea and Japan condemn the plan as a disguised test of military missiles because the same type of rocket is used to launch long-range missiles.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday such criticism is a "sinister" provocation by "hostile forces."

It says North Korea has a right to peaceful development in space.

The North says the hostile forces are "sadly mistaken" if they think it will cancel the launch plans.

Pyongyang said Saturday it has notified international agencies of its plans.

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manakuke wrote:
The nasties hard at work!
on March 18,2012 | 03:20AM
soshaljustic wrote:
That NKOREA has a right to "Peaceful Development"... I think development could start with feeding all their people and letting their people turn the lights on at night! I guess any plans for differing relations with the new KIM on the block can now be seen as same 'ol same 'ol slimy scurvy causing kimchee brand the world has been downing for ages, hoping change will arrive in someone's lifetime. Still waiting...
on March 18,2012 | 12:46PM
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