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But right now North Korea apparently preparing for a missile test in defiance of -- UN ban and many.
International warnings in north Koreans insist this is all just for.
-- satellite but new reports in South Korea from their intelligence agency.
-- the first part of this rocket is already in place the alleged missile tests is seen by South Korea.
As an attempt to influence upcoming elections there and as an attempt as well to test ballistic missile technology that could be used to carry nuclear weapons.
The move is expected to further ratchet up tensions in the region it's always good to remind you that 30000.
American troops are stationed there.
I Japan is preparing for the launch as well by deploying surface to air missiles to shoot down anything that may enter -- -- -- so a lot of play here joining.
Gordon Chang author of nuclear showdown North Korea takes on the world and -- -- you say.
If this is all true North Korea has a very specific audience who and -- Well this specific audience would be -- Because North Korea and Iran have been conducting a joint missile development program for at least fifteen years.
In the beginning of September they signed a technical cooperation agreement and just yesterday Kyodo news agency reported that the Iranian ministry of defense is now -- personnel at a North Korean military facility.
Close to the Chinese border and there they -- for both nuclear weapons and missile purposes so we need to keep our eye on North Korea's relationship with -- -- And Gordon -- little bit more -- less a long range ballistic missiles imported not only because a weapon.
But because it can carry a nuclear warhead don't have that -- explain and a little bit more in our audience.
Well sure North Korea says it has particular weapons.
But -- rent is on the verge of getting them as well -- had warhead testing which looks like it's pretty well developed.
It's got a lot of enriched uranium which they're close to having enough for a warhead.
You know the only ingredient that is really missing is a working long range missile and that they're trying to get from North Korea and I think that the Iranians have pretty much told the north Koreans they want to see this thing launched to see if it will work.
Because that's the one thing they need in a -- had to make themselves a real threat.
Because that -- makes it possible for them to hit other targets beyond just the immediate region.
In which they're located in court in the State Department came out this weekend and said if this indeed takes place this missile test.
It would be considered a highly provocative act.
That threatens peace and security in the region that's what we're saying now what would be a response an appropriate response.
-- North Korea attempts and other tax.
Well the appropriate response would be much tighter sanctions that we have now and also I think that we need to talk to the Chinese because the Chinese have sold the north Koreans.
Probably missiles but we know what they sold them the launchers for the missile mobile launchers which makes North Korea a real threat and to put this in perspective.
A Defense Secretary Gates in January 2011.
Said that North Korea within five years would have a missile that would be able to strike the continental United States so this is not just a regional issue this is an issue which affects us.
How about -- -- always great to have you on the program we'll continue to watch -- did it and were anticipating according to you at the calendar.
That we could see a window for this test in the next week or so starting next week so we'll have you back as we -- -- watch this story thanks again as noise.
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