Tensions continue to escalate on the Korean Peninsula, Japan and South Korea are concerned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea may be preparing to conduct another missile launch. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has stressed the nuclear crisis should be resolved through diplomacy.
|Foreign visitors walk past models of a North Korean Scud-B missile (1st R) |
and South Korean missiles at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul
May 26, 2009.REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak
South Korea's defense ministry says the DPRK is likely to launch a missile soon. South Korea media reports that the DPRK may have recently transported a long-range ballistic missile to a launch site on the country's northeastern coast.
In the meantime, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Takeo Kawamura, says the Japanese government is collecting relevant information with serious concern.