As country known of possessing nuclear weapons, North Korea prepares new long-range rocket launch on October.
Since year 1980, North Korea had suspected maintaining nuclear weapons development program.
The country, upgrades missile tower, believed capable of bombarding Seoul possesses 700 long-range artillery pieces, Koksan 170 mm howitzers and 240 mm multiple rocket launchers.
Despite of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, looked forward to launch long-range rocket. In this, international community viewed as disguised ballistic missile test.
In the statement of ministry spokesman, “As to the construction of North Korea’s long-range missile launching facilities, we’ve been watching the North’s moves very closely”.
In 2009, North Korea claimed developed nuclear weapon, believed to own a small stockpile of simple nuclear weapons.
The Korean People’s Army also made attempts to jam South Korean military satellites.
North Korea banned from U.N. Security Council, upon conducting tests using ballistic missile technology
However, defied international warnings and sanctions to pursue programs on missile and nuclear weapons.
Many believed that North Korea developed intercontinental ballistic missile, and is connected into nuclear warhead.
Rumors shows that North Korea may also have a chemical and biological weapons capability, as it claimed to developed nuclear weapon possessing small stockpile of simple nuclear weapons.
North Korea, illustrated its first underground nuclear test showing nuclear capabilities they have, October 2006, detonating a plutonium based device.
The second underground nuclear test was then conducted on May 2009.
U.S. Geological Survey estimated its origin in proximity of the site of the first nuclear test, more powerful than the previous test, estimated at 2 to 7 kilotons.
Upon launch preparation, North Korea made very clear intentions, as launch purely scientific .
US-Korea Institute concluded October launch of new long-range rocket is not that impossible though ends difficult. IMAGE/www.bellenews.com