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February 12, 2013
N. Korea vows 'high-intensity' action, new rocket launches
Seoul (AFP) Feb 12, 2013
North Korea's ruling party called for the staging of a "high-intensity" action and further long-range rocket launches, state media reported Tuesday, ahead of an expected nuclear test. The report on a meeting of the Korean Workers' Party politburo made no specific reference to a nuclear detonation, which some analysts are now suggesting may not be as imminent as initially believed. The politburo session "called for staging an all-out action of high intensity," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ... read more
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