- CNTV English - CCTV News

Tension rising over DPRK satellite launch

04-07-2012 14:14 BJT Special Report:DPRK’s Rocket Launch |

Watch Video

Play Video

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has warned the outside world not to intercept its planned satellite launch. It claims the satellite is for scientific research and it will mark the 100th anniversary of late leader Kim Il Sung's birth. But Seoul and Washington continue to urge the country to give up its plan.

Tension is rising high over the planned DPRK satellite launch.

The DPRK has warned that any interception of its satellite will be "an act of war". And it threatened harsh consequences.

KRT Newsreader said, "Whoever intercepts the DPRK satellite or collects its debris will meet immediate, resolute and merciless punishment by the DPRK. The DPRK will mete out the unimaginable and the most miserable punishment to its rival if it dares fire into the sky above the DPRK."

Meanwhile, Seoul and Washington are keeping an close eye on the satellite launch site.

South Korea says recent photos show that the launch tower has been placed directly over the mobile launch platform, in a position it says it necessary to erect the rocket.

While the US, which calls the launch a cover to test missile systems, continues to urge the DPRK to give up the plan.

Jay Carney, White House spokesperson, said, "We are engaging at a variety of levels, as we always do to convey to the North Korea."

The US is now making an emergency transfer of an ultra-modern maritime radar base "SBX-1" from Hawaii to South Korea. Its purpose will be to track and monitor the satellite and back its interception.


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program