Japan Warns North Korea it May Shoot Down "Satellite" Launcher

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:49 pm March 13, 2009

Japan today threatened to shoot down a satellite that North Korea plans to launch early next month if it shows any signs of striking its territory.

Tokyo’s warning that it would deploy its multibillion-dollar missile defence system raised tensions in the region after North Korea said that it had identified a potential “danger area” near Japanese territory along the rocket’s flight path.

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