North Korea Fires Long-Range Missile

The world reacts to rocket demonstration.
1:14 | 12/11/12

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Another story coming in right now. North Korea has fired a long range rocket -- the test fire provocative move. Just days before the presidential elections in nearby South Korea and in Japan. The rocket passed over Okinawa Japan and ABC's a Keiko from G tech is in the region right now to tell us what happened next. Well I -- this is North Korea's fourth attempt at launching a long range rocket an all indications -- this attempt was far more successful than previous -- The Japanese government here confirm the launch took place at 9:49 AM local time. It passed over the southern islands of OP LE ten minutes later and fellow north of the Philippines all of this with -- -- up twenty minutes. Rocky debris have been confirmed in three different locations consistent with the fact that this rocket was built in three different stages. North Korea has said this was for peaceful purposes but that US Japan and South Korea have -- -- This was it test a ballistic missile technology a direct violation of UN resolutions the timing of this was crucial -- comes less than one week before the country marks the one year anniversary of Kim -- Il's death. And just as Japan and South Korea -- crucial elections.

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