Report: US may intercept North Korean missile

The United States has activated its missile defense system to deal with a possible North Korean missile test, Kyodo News agency reported Tuesday, citing a report. The US is considering intercepting the missile if North Korea goes ahead with the test, Kyodo said, quoting The Washington Times. The report came after Pyongyang declared Tuesday it is free to conduct missile tests despite a self-imposed moratorium, saying it is not bound by prior agreements and that outsiders have no right to criticize its actions.