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US Military tracking a North Korean Ship Believed to Have Weapons

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An excerpt from a CNN article:

“The U.S. military is tracking a North Korean ship believed to be carrying illicit weapons or technology, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.

The ship, the Kang Nam, is a North Korean-flagged ship, according to two senior U.S. officials, and is currently in the Pacific.

While the United States does not know what specifically is on the ship, the Kang Nam is a “repeat offender,” known for having carried “proliferation materials,” one senior defense official said.”

Link to full article: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/06/18/north.korea.ship/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

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Written by eldercato

June 18, 2009 at 17:50

North Korea to Launch Missile Toward Hawaii

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There are reports that North Korea is intending to launch aTaepodong-2 long range missle toward Hawaii from between July 4- July 8. The US Defense Secretary Robert Gates claims that the United States is ready for that eventuality and can defend itself against an threat from North Korea.

BBC reports on the issue: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8108313.stm

CBS reports on the issue:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/18/world/main5095077.shtml

Written by eldercato

June 18, 2009 at 15:40

Iran ‘Wants Option of Nuclear Weapon’

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BBC: “The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei,┬ásays he believes Iran is mastering nuclear technology and it wants the option of a nuclear weapon.”

Link to the article below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8104388.stm

North Korean Chemical Weapons a Large Threat

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Aljazeera has reported on a recent report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) that “North Korea has several thousand tonnes of chemical weapons that can be used in a rapid missile strike against the South.” The “North Korean army possesses between 2,500 and 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, including mustard gas, sarin and other deadly nerve agents.”

A link to the article is below:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/06/20096187507916875.html