Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 02.09.2016
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 30,2009
S. Korea won't respond to North's rocket
by UPI

SEOUL -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says he won't order any military action in response to a planned rocket firing by North Korea.

Speaking to the Financial Times newspaper, Lee said that while Japan is "rightly" concerned about its citizens' safety, a military response from Seoul isn't appropriate.

"What I do oppose is to militarily respond to these kind of actions because it is also not in their interest to test-fire anything," Lee told the Financial Times, referring Pyongyang's much-anticipated launch, possibly set for next week, which North Korea claims is to send a communications satellite into orbit but which Seoul suspects is a test-launch for the North's long-range missile program.

The North's preparations have prompted Japan to lay plans to intercept the rocket if it enters its territory but Lee emphasized that Tokyo isn't coordinating its activities with him.

"Whether they will do so when it travels through their own airspace we do not know … no country should say we support it or not because this is a decision made by Japanese government with the sole purpose of protecting its own citizens," Lee told the Financial Times.

Copyright © 2009, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

522 times read

Related news
Seoul, Tokyo seek N. Korea rocket halt by UPI posted on Mar 17,2009

Spy planes will be downed, N. Korea warns by UPI posted on Apr 01,2009

Intel may show N. Korea has missile at pad by UPI posted on Mar 26,2009

Japan: Destroy rocket if launch fails by UPI posted on Mar 27,2009

Tokyo may seek tougher N. Korea sanctions by UPI posted on Mar 19,2009

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 27 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?