Sunday, April 5, 2009 – N. Korea launches rocket baillistic Missile.
Against much warning from the international community North Korea defies all warnings and launched a missile into the Pacific Ocean. In this very provocative action the flight path of the taepodong -2 Missile violates all treaties including the United Nations Resolution 1718 and all proliferation agreements. This agreement prohibits conducting ballistic rocket activities of any kind.
The UN Security Council is holding a special meeting Sunday April 5th at 3:00p.m., to deal with North Korea’s launch and progress towards a disarmament policy. President Obama is to issue a statement in regards to the launch in Europe on his tour. North Korea’s timing of the launch while President Obama was not in the US makes this launch timing even more suspiciously planned.
Despite warnings from the USA, and the international countries such as Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea all allies to abide by the United Nations resolution North Korea is defying the world by the launch. It was described as a communications satelite launch however a missile of this range could be used to carry a nuclear warhead to attack other countries.
Since North Korea has also been developing nuclear power -this makes the situation far more intense now that the launch which for all intents and purposes seems to have been successfully launched as planned.
No debris seems to have fallen on Japanese soil and their statement that it is a regretable action on the part of North Korea. It is reported that Iranian missile experts are currently in North Korea to help North Korea launch its rocket and are eagerly awaiting the results.
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