North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon, Japan media reports

January 28, 2016 00:26

North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as in a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official.

The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch based on analysis of satellite imagery.

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6, which is expected to result in fresh sanctions at the United Nations.

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