US says N. Korea ready for missile launch by Monday

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North Korea could be ready for a rocket launch by Monday, US officials said, as cited by Reuters. Images provided by a US think-tank showed numerous tanker trucks arriving at the launch pad at a local rocket launch site.

The information was revealed on Friday by US government sources, citing US intelligence agencies.

In response to the news, the US Pacific Command called on North Korea on Saturday to refrain from “irresponsible provocations.”

“No one should doubt that US Pacific Command forces, including US forces in Korea, are prepared to protect the American homeland and defend our allies in South Korea and Japan,” command spokesman US Navy Captain Cody Chiles told the Yonhap News Agency.

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