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William Kang

Notes
Feb 11 2016
I&S
Notes
Article #1
North Korea:
- 1. UN agency is responsible for navigation safety that it is planning to lunch a long-range rocket
(Satellite) into the orbit
- 9. Recently renovated its rocket launch site
South Korea

- 3. Cho Tea-yong (Deputy chief of the presidential office of national security) states that North
Korea would have to pay a harsh price if they did not cancel the launch.

- Calls this a direct challenge to the international community


- 7. Officials have been monitoring the sites for signs of preparations for another rocket launch
especially after North Korea conducted the nuclear test

- 8. During the 2012 rocket launch, North Korea was actually testing a design for a ballistic missile
that could eventually fly more than 6,200 miles with a warhead, able to hit the west coast of US
US

- 2. Which has been helping to draft a new Security Council to penalise North Korea, has reacted
angrily to the news of a missile launch.
- This latest announcement further underscores the need for the international community to send
the North Koreans a swift, firm message that its disregard that their disregard for U.N.
Security Council obligations will not be tolerated
- 6. Is worried that soon, the North would be able to deliver a nuclear war head on a long-range
ballistic missile
- 7. Same (Officials have been monitoring the sites for signs of preparations for another rocket
launch especially after North Korea conducted the nuclear test)
China
- 4. China insists to have patience and dialogues to resolve the problems with the North
Japan
UN

- 1. The International Maritime Organisation has received a notification from NK authorities of


multistage rocket launch between 7a.m. and noon local time.
- This will be some time from Feb. 8 and 25
- The name of the satellite: Kwangmyongsong (Lodestar)
- 5. International Telecommunication Union: The satellite was designed to function for four years

Summary:
North Korea is going to send a long-ranged rocket in to the orbit for the purposes of watching
weather and scientific purposes. However, other countries such as South Korea, and US is worried
about their missile program and states that North Korea will have to pay a harsh price if they
launch the missile. Untied States is also worried because if the long-ranged missile is successful, it
is able to fly more than 6,200 with a nuclear warhead hitting the west coast of the United States.

Article #2
North Korea

- Will launch an observation satellite aboard a rocket between Feb.8 and 25.
- 6. There are more vehicles around Sohae launch station
- More vehicles = More chance of space launch
South Korea

- 1. South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that fall on their (our) territories from
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a long-range rocket that NK plans to fire


2. Seoul has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang on Thursday.
3. Such a move would be a cover for a banned test of a missile that could strike the U.S.
mainland
4. Gave warnings
5. Defense Ministry said Thursday that the North is pushing ahead with the launch plans at its
west coast Tongchang-ri launch site.
7. Officials said a launch would threaten regional security and violate U.N. Security Council
resolutions that ban the North from engaging in any nuclear and ballistic activities.
8. President on Thursday called for strong U.N. sanctions that will make North Korea realise it
cannot survive if it does not abandon its weapons programs.
10. Is worried about the debris landing near Jeju Island
11. Moon, the military spokesman, said that South Korea would fire missiles to intercept the
North Korean rocket or its fragments if they threaten to fall on its territories.

US

- 3. Same (Such a move would be a cover for a banned test of a missile that could strike the U.S.
mainland)

- 7. Same (Officials said a launch would threaten regional security and violate U.N. Security
Council resolutions that ban the North from engaging in any nuclear and ballistic activities.)

- Missile capable to hitting the U.S. mainland

China
- 9. Restraint over North Koreas announcement of tis launch plans, and expressed skepticism over
the US

Japan
- 1. Same (South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that fall on their (our)
territories from a long-range rocket that NK plans to fire)
- 10 Japan's defense minister said Wednesday he issued a missile-shoot-down order and
deployed Aegis destroyers and PAC-3 missile defense units to around Tokyo and Okinawa in
case debris fall on the Japanese territory.

UN
- 7. Same (Officials said a launch would threaten regional security and violate U.N. Security
Council resolutions that ban the North from engaging in any nuclear and ballistic activities.)
- Ban Ki-moon says "will further aggravate the profound concerns that the international community
already has in the wake of the recent nuclear test,"
Summary:
North Korea has announced to launch a long-ranged rocket as an observation satellite. However,
South Korea and Japan is going to fire at debris that comes to their territories from the long-ranged
missile rocket. Johns Hopkins School of advance International Studies show that there are more
vehicles suggesting that there will be a rocket launch soon. South Korea has gave North Korea

many warnings and is worried that the debris from the long-ranged rocket might hit Jeju island.
Also the United States is worried because the long-ranged rocket could hit their mainland.
Article #3
North Korea
- 7. The rocket will be launched between Feb. 8 to 25
US

- 2. In Washington on Tuesday, top diplomat for East Asia Daniel Russell said a launch "would be
an unmistakable slap in face to those who argue that you just need to show patience and
dialogue with the North Koreans but not sanctions," in an apparent reference to China
- 4. Same (China and US had four hours of talking but there was no progress)
- 6. Same (China has accused US for provoking Pyongyang and accusing it of maintaining a
Cold War mentality)
China

- 1. The timing of Chinese envoys visit to Pyongyang was during the preparation and the actual
launch of long-ranged missile of North Korea

- The banned test of ballistic missile technology falls during the Lunar New Year, casting a
shadow over Chinas most important seasonal holiday

- 3. China fears these kinds of regime-destabilising, especially due to the first H-bomb test on Jan
6

- 4. China and US had four hours of talking but there was no progress
- 5. China does not want any tension between South Korea and North Korea and still less
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destabilise the Korean Peninsula


6. China has accused US for provoking Pyongyang and accusing it of maintaining a Cold War
mentality
8. A visit to Pyongyang was served to primarily attempt to sound the North out of its intentions,
and, as in the past, Beijing was probably not informed of the announcement beforehand
9. China is taking action
10. China fought against South Korea and the US during the Korean War, however, the war
(battle) ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.

Summary:
North Korea has declared to launch a rocket to outer space, and China shows action to not help
North Korea as they have done before. The act of H-bomb test did not show a good sign to the
Chinese. However, China is blaming the United States for the tension that is going on between
North Korea and other nations because US has accused North Korea for maintaining a Cold War
mentality.