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North Korea to launch long-range rocket in December | Global Post

North Korea is to launch a long-range rocket between Dec. 10 and 22, Pyongyang’s official news agency said, an announcement that is likely to increase tensions between North Korea and neighboring countries.

South Korean conservative activists hang an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un next to a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing the North’s announcement of a planned satellite launch, in Seoul on March 20, 2012. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

 

South Korean officials called the move a “grave provocation” and a “challenge to the international community,” BBC reported. South Korea is currently preparing for a presidential election, scheduled for Dec 19.

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