N. Korea's missile test could take months, says South
SEOUL (AFP) - The wait for North Korea's expected missile test, which has kept South Korean and US forces on heightened alert for the past two weeks, may stretch to July, the South's defence ministry said on Monday.
South Korean intelligence says the North has moved a number of ballistic missiles and missile launchers to its east coast in apparent preparations for a launch amid simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The North has a habit of linking high-profile military tests with key dates, and many experts had predicted a test on or around April 15 - the birth of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il Sung.
Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min Seok identified three upcoming dates, including the April 25 founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army and April 30 - the final day of ongoing South-US military exercises.