Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Norks Fire Two Short-Range Missiles

Gee, I hope this doesn't interrupt Obama's fundraising trip to Las Vegas. After all, he's got to keep his priorities in order.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast Tuesday -- a day after conducting a nuclear test -- South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing a South Korean official.

"The North is continuing its saber-rattling," the unnamed official said.

The firings came a day after the reclusive communist state conducted a nuclear test and fired another short-range missile.

"We should be clear that these are short-range missiles. They are in the realm of anti-ship or anti-aircraft missiles, not missiles designed to target cities or other country population centers," said analyst Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group, which describes itself as an independent non-profit group committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

The U.N. Security Council condemned Monday's nuclear test as a "clear violation" of international law.

Even the North's closest ally criticized its actions. China said North Korea "disregarded the opposition of the international community."

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