31 Jan '16, 6am

#Japan orders military to prepare to destroy N. Korea missile - #DPRK

#Japan orders military to prepare to destroy N. Korea missile - #DPRK

Japan has ordered its military to be ready to destroy any missile fired by North Korea that threatens the country, local media reported Friday, as concerns mount that Pyongyang is preparing a rocket launch. Defence Minister Gen Nakatani issued the order, the Nikkei daily and Kyodo News reported, after reports of suspicious activity at Pyongyang's main satellite complex fuelled speculation a launch could come as early as next week. A Japanese defence ministry spokeswoman declined to confirm the report when contacted by AFP, saying that "would reveal our strategy". "But we are taking all possible measures to respond (to a missile launch) by collecting information and coordinating with countries concerned," she added. North Korea is banned from using ballistic missile technology by UN Security Council resolutions, so any launch would further raise tensions among the internati...

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