April 11th, 2013
08:41 AM ET

U.S.: North Korea missile in firing position

North Korea has raised at least one missile into its upright firing position Wednesday, raising concerns that a launch was imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.

This comes as the world continued to keep watch for a possible missile launch by the secretive regime, and just a day before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in the region.

It's not known by the United States why the regime did not proceed with the firing.

soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Steve Jobs

    More than likely, this whole North Korean incident will come and pass in no time. By the end of year, it will be forgotten history.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TvNyC

    Steve jobs, your probably right.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Not China. They are not backing NK at all and have already warned this clown that they would retaliate. Russia maybe but not China.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You're right, Chrissy. China is starting to take a dim view of NK's ridiculous machinations, especially because NK are most decidedly the aggressors here.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      you are crazy if you believe that...

      April 12, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    They're probably worried about being leveled by their own missle.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    I am sending a hit squad to take care of this clown. Banasy chrissy and jeff frank you each receive $750000 . Take this war monger out.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      I have a barrett, u know the 50cal. Can I go too?

      April 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ stuart, oh sure make us do it huh? Lol

    April 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Hey you all good folks.
    Lets hope it all comes to pass without entailing disaster.
    And@banasy rather belatedly i agree this regime most certainly does not need pity just careful handling.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    North Korea, Russia, China, Syria, Iran, have "our home" positioned politicaly, morally, and financially, exactly where they want it. Nobody cares. And we knew this day was comming for more than 50 years. It is an out and out atrocity waiting to happen.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      hey you just drew the battle lines...NATO on the other side (probally us by ourselves) the french have good intentions...but they always the first to run home...

      April 12, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    As i said earlier consequences of their failure shared by all.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Gees @ Jeff Frank, youre just a bundle of cheerfulness aint ya? Lmao.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

      Pingpongyang was probably born a "crack baby" too.

      April 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    I don't know Chrissy; $7.50 an hour is hard to refuse to take dude out.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    But then again, we'd be dead before we'd get within a mile of the DMZ. This guy probably plays dirty.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Monty Python

    The best thing the USA could do, is to simply ignore this little NK troll.

    April 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pete

    UN is just yelling to a deaf crowd and getting nowhere fast..He knows if he starts something he'll never be able to recover from it without bowing to someone whether its China or us because neither country is bowing down to this mental midget as well..We are as China militarily superior and after his tyrates go unanswered for a while he 'll go back to his room and pout like the spoiled brat he is!!

    April 13, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. YaValioCacaWates

    Ain't nobody scared of little fat Kim Jong Un insane asylum regime. I say let er rip podna.

    April 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
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