Date: Monday, 08-April-2013, 6:46 AM | Message # 1
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US cancels missile test to calm North Korea nerves
Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has called for calm over the North Korean nuclear crisis. His comments came after the United States delayed a long-planned missile test "to avoid any misperception".
U.S. officials suspect that North Korea may be preparing for a test of its medium-range missile.
ABC's Devin Dwyer reports on North Korea's threats about a nuclear attack on the U.S.
The Korean peninsula has been on the edge for the past many weeks in the wake of a series of military threats from North Korea.
But the Barack Obama administration is trying to tone down the rhetoric cancelling a planned missile test out of fear it would provoke a reaction.
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.
Foreign embassies in Pyongyang are staying put for now despite warnings from the regime there to evacuate. The North Korean government says it can't guarantee the safety of diplomatic enclaves, citing tensions, and the threat of war. The North has primed at least two ballistic missiles, in response to US and South Korean warship encroachment. Geopolitical analyst at 21st century wire.com, Patrick Henningsen gives more perspective on the stand-off.
North Korea's state-run television shows mass rallies across the country apparently denouncing the United States and South Korea. Report by Rob Gillett.