The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 09, 2012
 

N. Korea considers postponing rocket launch: KCNA

 
 

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea said on Sunday it was considering postponing a planned long-range rocket launch originally set for between Dec 10 and 22, citing unspecified problems during preparations.

The Korean Committee for Space Technology said its scientists and engineers were "considering seriously the possibility of readjusting the launch period".

"We are now in the final stage of preparations for the launch", it said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

"But in the course of the preparations, some problems have arisen, compelling our scientists and engineers to consider seriously the possibility of readjusting the launch period." The committee gave no further details.