North Korea Pushes Back at US Criticism of Launch – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korea on Tuesday rebuffed President Barack Obama’s criticism of its plans to launch a satellite aboard a rocket, calling his stance confrontational and vowing to go forward with what it insisted was a peaceful mission.

Worries about the North’s plans, which Washington and Seoul say are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons, have overshadowed a two-day nuclear security summit in Seoul that has drawn nearly 60 leaders…

In this March 20, 2012 file satellite image taken and provided by GeoEye, a satellite launch pad in Tongchang-ri, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, is shown. The Tongchang-ri site is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the Chinese border city of Dandong, across the Yalu River from North Korea. North Korea has moved a long-range rocket to its northwestern launch site in preparation for a launch next month, South Korean officials said Sunday March 25, 2012. North Korea says it will launch a satellite into space on a long-range rocket around the April 15 (AP Photo/GeoEye) MANDATORY CREDIT

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