February 24, 2009 / 2:24 AM / 10 years ago

North Korea says it is preparing satellite launch

SEOUL, Feb 24 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it is preparing to launch a satellite on one of its rockets, which analysts have said could actually be a test-launch of its longest-range missile.

"Currently, full-fledged preparation is ongoing to launch a test-purpose communication satellite," North Korea’s KCNA news agency said. (Reporting by Rhee So-eui, writing Jon Herskovitz, editing by Jonathan Thatcher)

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