Tuesday, July 04, 2006

North Korea tests missiles

North Korea launched two missiles Wednesday into the Sea of Japan but these did not appear to be the Taepodong-2 tests anticipated lately in the media.

Kyodo news agency said they were medium range Rodong missiles while a Pentagon official is reported to have said that Scud missiles were launched.

One has to wonder whether the missiles launchings were intended to test foreign response after rumors that the U.S. would attempt to shoot down a Taepodong-2 in flight.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il. AFP/HO-KCNA/File via Yahoo News.