US sees possible N.Korea space launch in near future -US official

by Reuters
Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:01 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The United States has seen increased activity around a North Korea site suggesting movement of components and propellant to be able to conduct a space launch in the near future, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

"Our concern though is that they do a space-launch but really it's the same technology to develop ICBMs," the official said, referring to inter-continental ballistic missiles.

The official added such a launch could happen within a couple of weeks.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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