N. Korea Reportedly Cites Rocket as Missile

North Korea is showing off sections of the rocket it successfully fired at the end of 2012 but is describing the vehicle as a ballistic missile regardless of its public claims of an entirely peaceful space launch, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday.

The main section of the Unha 3 rocket was exhibited in the "strategic rocket" section of a weapons showcase in Pyongyang, according to the Asahi Shimbun. The fuselage was labeled as "Hwasong 13." The Hwasong series of missiles includes tactical Scud-like ballistic missiles.

February 4, 2013
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North Korea is showing off sections of the rocket it successfully fired at the end of 2012 but is describing the vehicle as a ballistic missile regardless of its public claims of an entirely peaceful space launch, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday.

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