North tests missile on same day it announces leader's passing: report


  • North tests missile on same day it announces leader's passing: report

    SEOUL -- North Korea conducted at least one short-range missile test Monday, the same day it announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

    Two South Korean military officials said they couldn't immediately confirm the report, saying to do so would breach a policy of not commenting on intelligence matters.

    Both said any firing would be part of a routine drill and have little relation to Kim Jong Il's death. They both spoke on condition of anonymity, citing policy.

    webmasters comment:

    hum, well, as much as there was "bad press" about the late ol Kim, fact is that Asian stocks tumbled on the news of his death, neighbours are on alert and even U.S. is "urging calm" in the region. With him they knew what to expect, now they are facing a wildcard...  a heir to the throne and nuclear weapons.

    Source: chinapost.com.tw