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article imageNorth Korea Launches Missile Despite International Protests

By Carolyn E. Price     Apr 4, 2009 in World
Multiple sources are reporting that in defiance of world pressure to cease their missile operations, North Korea has launched a rocket today.
The Associated Press is reporting that North Korea's presidential office, the Blue House, has confirmed today that North Korea launched a long range missile at the Musdan-ri site on its east coast. The rocket was launched at 11:30 am, local time, on Sunday morning.
The Japanese government was the first to report that North Korea had turned on its radar at the site earlier today and then a rocket was uncovered. North Korean officials said that they were launching a satellite into orbit and would do so sometime between Saturday and Wednesday of this week.
Leaders from the United States, Japan and South Korea all warned the country not to go ahead with the rocket launch as it would be considered a "provocative" act and that it violates a United Nations resolution.
Reaction to follow as this is a developing story.
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