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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

From Korean Central News Agency...

...All the usual suspects involved...

DPRK's Projected Satellite Launch Supported
Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- Foreign organizations released a joint statement on March 27 in support of the DPRK's projected launch of Kwangmyongsong-3, earth observation satellite.
They included the All India Indo-Korean Friendship Association, the All India Agricultural Workers' Union, the All-India Peasants' Union and the All India Federation of Lawyers.
The statement said that it is an exercise of the proud and legitimate right of the DPRK to launch the satellite developed by it with its indigenous technology, pursuant to its policy for space development and peaceful uses.
It went on:
It is very odd for the U.S. and other countries which launched a lot of satellites to allege that the DPRK's satellite launch only is a provocation to the peace and security in the region.
This is obviously an act of denying the legitimate right of the DPRK to the peaceful use of space. Their logic is unjustifiable.
Hessou Kohovi, chairman of the Benin National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea and General Kim Jong Il's Works, in his statement issued on March 26 supported the launch of Kwangmyongsong-3, saying that the peaceful development and use of space are the universally recognized legitimate right of a sovereign state and they are not a monopoly confined to specified countries only.

Russia Launches Carrier Rocket
Moscow, April 1 (KCNA) -- Russia launched carrier rocket Proton-K on March 30.
The carrier rocket, which was launched at the Baikonur Space Launching Center, put the space body with military mission into the expected orbit, noted a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia.

Russian Airborne Troops Stage Command Post Drills
Moscow, April 1 (KCNA) -- The Russian Airborne Troops staged command post drills in Ulyanovsk from March 26 to 30.

Involved in the drills were 500 odd airborne troops and lots of combat and technical equipment.

In the drills the troops and equipment were successfully dropped at the fixed locations. Virtual enemies and objects were occupied and annihilated with the support of the air force.
Through the drills the airborne troops and the flying corps of the ground force trained the coordination in their actions for transporting and air-dropping troops and combat and technical equipment.

Odd Airborne troops?  What is that.

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