Report: NKorea plans to fire missile toward Hawaii

nkoreanmissileTaepodong-1 missile launched in 1999. North Korea has preppred a Taepodong-2 missile that might be aimed at Hawaii and has the capability to carry a nuclear payload. (AP File)

June 18, 2009 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program. The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers), would be launched from North Korea’s Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan’s top-selling newspaper. Full Report

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