This missile that is capable of reaching Alaska, is reportedly being prepared to launch by the communist country from its west coast near China. This move comes after many short range missile tests conducted by the country over the last week between May 25 to May 29.
The ballistic missile is likely to be launched in a week's time, a newspaper reported. This could even happen when the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak meets President Obama in Washington on June 16, according to the report.
On Friday, May 29 North Korea launched its sixth missile off its east coast and released a statement saying that it will respond to the if the UN Security Council (UNSC) agreed any fresh sanctions over the tests. The preparation for this new launch comes when UNSC contemplates new sanctions against North Korea's underground nuclear test and launching short-range missiles last month.