Japan: Pyongyang planning another satellite launch

Japan intends to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space between 30 November

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Pyongyang planning another satellite launch - Korea JoongAng Daily pic.
Japan: Pyongyang planning another satellite launch - Korea JoongAng Daily pic.

TOKYO — North Korea is planning another attempt to launch a military reconnaissance satellite, according to information from the Japanese government, reported German news agency (dpa).

The government in Tokyo on Tuesday said Pyongyang had informed it that it intended to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space between 00:01 am Wednesday (1501 GMT Tuesday) and 11.59 pm on 30 November.

North Korea this year has failed twice to launch a military reconnaissance satellite into space.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida instructed his government to coordinate with the US and South Korea to urge North Korea not to carry out the launch. — Bernama-dpa

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