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NKorea Satellite Launch Could Be Delayed 'For Some Reasons'

2:01 PM, Dec 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Last week, North Korea announced that it would launch a satellite into space later this month. Today, the North Koreans are suggesting that launch might be delayed "for some reasons."

Kim Jong Eun

Kim Jong Eun

"As announced, we are making preparations for the launch of the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3, a scientific and technological satellite, at the final stage. Our scientists and technicians, however, are now seriously examining the issue of readjusting the launching time of the satellite for some reasons," says a spokesman for the Korean Committee of Space Technology.

The launch was announced as a "peaceful" exercise by the North Koreans. The rogue state's plan was to launch "polar-orbiting earth observation satellite."

Last week, the State Department condemned North Korea's plan.

"A North Korean 'satellite' launch would be a highly provocative act that threatens peace and security in the region," a State Department statement read. "Any North Korean launch using ballistic missile technology is in direct violation of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1718 and 1874."

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