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North Korea may fire a missile in Hawaii

North Korea may launch long-range missiles to Hawaii in early July, a Japanese newspaper said on the 16th, due to tensions between the communist countries and the United States in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

Missiles, believed to be the long-range Taepodong-2, a range of up to 4000 sea miles (6500 kilometers), will launch from North Korea's Dongchang nickel site on the north-western coast, said the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's best-selling newspaper. Analysis of the report pointed out that Japan's Ministry of Defense and the intelligence-gathering satellites of the United States.

Yomiuri Shimbun said the Taepodong-2 may be over Japan and Hawaii, but will not be able to reach the main islands, Hawaii, which is about 4,500 miles (7200 kilometers) from the Korean peninsula.

Missile launchers may be July 4 and 8, the newspaper said. It pointed out that North Korea launched its first Taepodong-2 missile in July 4, 2006. In addition, the July 8 to commemorate the 1994 death of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

Yomiuri Shimbun report, the installation of the latest media speculation that the communist country after the long-range missiles can be launched very soon conduct an underground nuclear test on May 25.

A spokesman for Japan's Defense Ministry refused to comment on this report. From the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense and National Intelligence Service - the country's major intelligence agencies - said they could not confirm this.

December 28, General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it would take at least 3-5 years for North Korea pose a real threat to the West Coast of the United States.

North Korea are considered to have sufficient weapons plutonium for at least six atomic bombs. Last week, the system shows that it is the production of enriched uranium. The two main components of the material for atomic bombs.

North Korea conducted a second nuclear test May 25 at the first atomic bomb in the ground in October 2006.

Last week the United Nations to punish North Korea to conduct nuclear tests in May to expand the arms embargo and authorized the search of ships on the high seas in order to destroy its nuclear and missile programs.

North Korea claimed its nuclear bomb is a deterrent against the United States has accused Washington of conspiring to overthrow his regime with Seoul - by the unpredictable dictator Kim Jong Il who is said to be preparing to hand over power to his 26-year-old son, Kim Jung-yun.

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Obama vowed to protect South Korea forcing North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons

Obama on the 16th President of the United States pledged to protect South Korea, and "powerful" to put pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to abandon nuclear weapons development. He pointed out that if North Korea to cooperate with other countries to promote the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, North Korea may move towards the path of peace. US-South Korea Joint Declaration, the United States is also the first time made it clear in writing to South Korea a "nuclear umbrella."

According to Singapore's "Lianhe Zaobao," reported that since North Korea conducted a nuclear test last month after the bombing, the Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis warming. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House after meeting with Obama, the two countries reached a consensus on the Korean nuclear issue, and issued a joint statement, stressed that relations between South Korea-US military alliance to upgrade from a comprehensive strategic alliance.

After Obama said at a press conference: "We reaffirm the enduring alliance between the two countries, as well as the U.S. defense commitment to South Korea. We will vigorously seek to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." He also disclosed that the United States plans to " seriously implement "sanctions on North Korea.

Lee Myung-bak of the United States will continue to guarantee the security of the United States into South Korea under the protective umbrella of welcome. He said that Obama clearly stated that the umbrella, including the United States nuclear deterrent force. Lee Myung-bak, said: "This is to allow the Korean people have a greater sense of security, we agree that, regardless of the circumstances under which we will not allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons."

Lee Myung-bak and Obama issued a "Future Korea-US alliance" as the title of the joint statement. Between the two countries on the recent North Korea nuclear test, such as the second incident, it was agreed that gradually increased for the Korean military threat response policies and to include in a statement such as to provide a nuclear umbrella to expand the terms of deterrence. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the United States has pledged to provide a nuclear umbrella to South Korea, but never to be confirmed in writing.

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