SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A published report says North Korea is
trying to make it harder for spy satellites to detect signs that a
missile is being prepared for firing.
The South Korean newspaper (Dong-a Ilbo) newspaper reports
Pyongyang built an underground fueling facility near a key launch
pad either late last year or early this year.
The National Intelligence Service, Seoul's top spy agency, and
the Defense Ministry declined to confirm the report, citing the
sensitivity of intelligence matters.
North Korea announced earlier this week that it plans to send a
communications satellite into orbit as part of its space program.
Neighboring powers and the U.S. believe the launch may be a
cover for a test-fire of a long-range ballistic missile.