North Korea Missile Launchers (South Korean News Agency Reported)

North Korea continues to take hostile actions, moving two of its short-range missile launchers to its east coast.Yahoo! News carried the April 21 Reuters press release, citing the missile move as an indication the communist nation is preparing for a test launch of its missile capabilities.

A missile launch has been expected by South Korea and its allies as aggressions mount along the Korean Peninsula. With weeks of antagonistic rhetoric pouring out of Pyongyang, many experts feel Kim Jong-un will be compelled to display an increased show of supremacy.North Korea’s recent threats of armistice nullification and preemptive thermonuclear war demonstrate a defiance from the young supreme leader.

According to Reuters, an unidentified military source told a South Korean news agency that the satellite imagery showed the North had relocated two mobile missile launchers to South Hamgyeong province.

"The military is closely watching the North's latest preparations for a missile launch," the source said.

The launchers carry Scud missiles – Non nuclear tactical ballistic missiles with a range of approximately 200 miles.South Korea’s Yonhap news said North Korea is amassing arsenal in the area. The Scud launchers join two mid-range Musudan missiles and seven smaller mobile launchers in the same region.

Concerns are high that an attack or test launch will coincide with the April 25 anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s army.

North Korea continued to defy U.N. Security Council resolutions when a rocket launched in December allegedly put a satellite into orbit. Critics say the launch was solely a test of the North’s ability to add a heavy payload to a rocket – a sign that the nation continues to develop technology to deliver a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile.

North Korea has continued to reiterate that it will not give up its nuclear weapons, although it has yet to be confirmed that any exist.

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