N. Korea moves missile to coast, South reports

Seoul watches for sign of mounting attack

Posted: April 5, 2013 at 5:24 a.m.

South Korean soldiers move barricades to let vehicles pass at a military checkpoint Thursday in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just across the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said.

After a series of escalating threats, North Korea has moved a missile with “considerable range” to its east coast, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday. But he emphasized that the missile was not capable of reaching the United States and that there are no signs that the North is preparing for a full scale conflict.

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