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Movement Observed at N.Korea Missile Site

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U.S. Warns N.Korea Against Missile Tests

The United States warned North Korea not to think of test-firing any kind of missiles or the country's affairs will become the international community's concern. U.S. State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters on Friday that Pyongyang's latest activity shows it is unwilling to yield to international concern over its nuclear weapons program.

McCormack said North Korea had not launched a long-range missile since 1998 and has since abided by a moratorium on the launch of ballistic missiles. Therefore, he added, a test launch now would violate the moratorium and the spirit of a joint statement issued in September last year at the fourth round of six-party nuclear talks. The parties involved -- the U.S., the two Koreas, China, Japan and Russia -- agreed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner while Pyongyang committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and programs.

However, McCormack would not confirm reports that North Korea plans to launch an intercontinental missile. The latest report comes after recent satellite images taken over North Korea indicate the country has been transporting objects that resemble missiles. The objects are about 30 m long, which has intelligence officials believing it may be a Taepodong II missile or a modified version of it.

Arms experts say the Taepodong II has a range that could strike as far as Alaska, while the modified version could reach the East Coast of the United States.

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