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April 16, 2012 8:08 am

Report: Iranians in North Korea “Undoubtedly There to Observe the Missile Launch”

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JPost – A dozen Iranian officials traveled to North Korea to observe the country’s rocket launch, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Monday, quoting a diplomatic source.

The much hyped long-range rocket launch ended in failure on Friday. According to US and South Korean officials the rocket crashed into the sea a few minutes after send-off. Pyongyang had defied international pressure from the United States, the United Nations and others to push ahead with the launch timed to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, the deceased founder of the state, and to coincide with the ascent to power of his grandson Kim Jong-un.

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