Asean Hits North Korean Rocket Launch

Rappler.com

Philippines calls North Korea’s planned rocket launch “unacceptable” and asks Asean to support its position.  Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says he is happy after preliminary meetings with his counterparts.  Asean chief Surin Pitsuwan said: “Asean has expressed very, very serious concern, but in what language it will come out, I don’t know.”  Asean leaders begin a two-day summit in Phnom Penh Tuesday. 

New satellite images of the rocket launch site show progress being made on a planned launch sometime between April 12 to 16.  The US and North Korea seem headed for a clash on what Washington describes as a “cover for a long range missile test.”  Parts of the rocket may come down on Philippine soil.

 

Read more about the preparations on Associated Press and about Asean reactions on Rappler.