N. Korea moves intermediate-range missile to east coast

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) — North Korea has recently moved an intermediate-range missile to its east coast in a display of military power or a preparatory move for an imminent liftoff, multiple sources in Seoul said Thursday.

The North’s apparent missile relocation has prompted the United States to move its advanced missile defense system to its base on the Pacific Ocean island of Guam along with radar systems.

It has yet to be confirmed whether the missile was carrying a warhead, but the sources forecast that Pyongyang is likely to fire it off around the middle of April, when North Koreans celebrate the birthday of the North’s founder Kim Il-sung.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun on Thursday reported that the North has moved KN-08, a long-range missile that is believed to have a range of 10,000 km, to its east coast, citing government sources in Seoul, Tokyo and Washington.

Full article: N. Korea moves intermediate-range missile to east coast (Yonhap News Agency)

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