November 28th, 2012 15:01 EST
North Korea Preparing for Missile Test
According to a US Official in the next 24 to 48 hours North Korea is expected to launch a missile that will travel southeast passing over the Philippines and then splashing down in the waters near Australia.
Officials fear that if the launch is successful a nuclear test will follow. The last two nuclear tests that North Korea conducted with plutonium, however this one could be used with uranium. If this is true then that would indicate that North Korea as a secret uranium facility.
Several countries have reached out to the United States to ask for assistance in tracking the missile and its route.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that the U.S. was continuing to work with its international partners.
Below please find a statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea`s Missile Launch:
"Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch, North Korea`s provocative action threatens regional security, violates international law and contravenes its own recent commitments. While this action is not surprising given North Korea`s pattern of aggressive behavior, any missile activity by North Korea is of concern to the international community. The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations, and is fully committed to the security of our allies in the region.
The President has been clear that he is prepared to engage constructively with North Korea. However, he has also insisted that North Korea live up to its own commitments, adhere to its international obligations and deal peacefully with its neighbors.
North Korea is only further isolating itself by engaging in provocative acts, and is wasting its money on weapons and propaganda displays while the North Korean people go hungry. North Korea`s long-standing development of missiles and pursuit of nuclear weapons have not brought it security " and never will. North Korea will only show strength and find security by abiding by international law, living up to its obligations, and by working to feed its citizens, to educate its children, and to win the trust of its neighbors."