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SEOUL: According to South Korea’s YTN Television, North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-3 long-range rocket this morning at approximately 9am (AEST).
The launch has the region on alert as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have all vowed to shoot the rocket down should it stray into their territory.
North Korea has promised physical retaliation should any nation intercept what they say is a satellite for weather observation purposes. The North Korean state-run media has labeled any such interference with the rocket as “an act of war”.
All eyes are now on the Korean peninsula to see whether the rocket will reach orbit or whether it may go off-course, as many are fearing.