North Korea Seen Moving ICBM Into Position For Possible Launch: Report

Tyler Durden's picture

The USDJPY and 10Y yields snapped lower and gold kneejerked higher following the latest North Korea-related headline out of Bloomberg, according to which:


Bloomberg references a just released article in the Asia Business Daily, according to which North Korea started moving the ICBM-class missile, produced at a new Pyongyang research center, on Monday following Sunday's thermonuclear test.

The report confirms overnight intelligence from South Korea: recall first thing this morning, Yonhap reported that South Korea's spy agency said it had detected that North Korea is making preparations for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a move that would further raise tensions a day after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation.

Chang Kyung-soo, acting chief of the defense ministry’s policy planning office, told lawmakers on Monday that North Korea was making preparations for a missile firing, according to Bloomberg while Yonhap adds that South Korea's spy agency said there was a chance the North could fire an ICBM into the Pacific Ocean, saying that the isolated state was able to conduct a nuclear test at any time.

According to the just released Business Daily report, there is high chance N. Korea will fire ICBM missile before Sept. 9 national founding day. More details from the original report, Google translated:

According to the authorities, one ballistic missile produced by a weapons research institute dedicated to the production of North Korea's ICBM was found to be moving to the west of Hwanghae Island after being mounted on the 4th Mobile Launch Base (TEL) on the day after the 6th nuclear test.


Earlier this year, North Korea built a 1980-square-meter weapons lab, which could manufacture ICBMs, in Pyongyang. It was last February that the weapon laboratory was released to the outside world. Although it was a wilderness until 2009, it has now been transformed into a strategic hub for North Korea's major missiles.


According to a joint US-ROK report, North Korea has a maximum of 900 ballistic missiles, and it has been confirmed that there are 108 aircraft capable of launching surprise attacks. According to ballistic missiles, the number of Scud missiles and TEL that can mount Scud missiles are the most common. The number of Scud missiles is 430 (TEL 36).

The report concludes by noting that according to S. Korean intel, "if North Korea conducts further ICBM provocations there is a high possibility that it will choose an unpredictable time and place. To this end, Pyongyang may launch missiles directly from the mobile launch base, or launch multiple missiles at multiple locations simultaneously."

The report also notes that the ICBM mobile launcher is moving "at low speed mainly during the night time" to avoid detection by foreign intelligence authorities. In other words, the US now has a conveniently moving target and a due date by which North Korea will likely launch its next rocket, effectively giving Trump a greenlight for a "preemptive" strike over the next five days.

The market's reaction to the news, while not as dramatic as to Sunday's nuclear test, confirms just how much on edge traders remain for every headline out of North Korea.

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MsCreant's picture

Never heard a man refer to his penis as a poodle before. Interesting.

New_Meat's picture

Evidently it isn't a man

BandGap's picture

Put down the bong, take a nap. You'll be fine.

SuperChicken1138's picture

at Ralph's vegetarian poodle clipping, Dummy.

Eyes Opened's picture
"North Korea Seen Moving ICBM Into Position For Possible Launch: Report"



Txpl9421's picture

Pretty convenient.  Its as if Kim is working from a script of a Hollywood movie produced by....No, No...nevermind.

MozartIII's picture

Would be pretty funny if China got pissed enough to just end the UN family before Trump has a chance. Would leave the US with nothing to say.

Son of Loki's picture

Funny how the left wing media like CNN and NPR are hysterical over every words Trump says about this out-of-control country that's treatening evryeone when they were silent while Obama and Biden bombed Libya, Syria, Yemen and on and on for no reason at all. What's Obama's death toll?

Hillary's hands soaked in Lybianblood with over 300,000 dead.

And CNN barely covered it.

MozartIII's picture

Oh Crap! The Clinton murder machine numbers are way higher than 300K!  Another Clinton associate was just found dead in DC, what are the odds? Drowned in a river accident...

TahoeBilly2012's picture

That's because those who choose corporate news are ignorant beyond the pale.

bluez's picture

CNN is "left wing"???



CIA is "left wing".

Makes so much sense.

Words mean... Nothing!!!

lester1's picture

CNN is very fake news !

sarz's picture

All the distinctions are irrelevant. Communist, capitalist, left, right, liberal, conservative. The same forces that took over Russia a hundred years ago, and then led what the Jewish-American patriot and former Judaic insider Benjamin Freedman referred to as the Judeo-Communist war against Germany, are fighting to retain their control over the West. The confrontation at Charlottesville was a media construct by the same people. Even sometime Israeli tool Alex Jones noted the preponderant role of Jews. Maybe Trump and Bannon are pretending to oppose these people. Maybe they are doing their best to oppose them, but pretending to play the game of sucking up to them. Can't say. The Judaic power play is everywhere, the only force we can be certain of, but for that very reason unmentionable. 

Nostradumbass's picture

It is precious that you think Trump is not in on this further advance to worldwide communism...

warpigs's picture

Spot on Son of Loki. That was some serious damned complicity from the media outlets, eh? It continues today as those same interests steamroll human beings in wars happenening RIGHT THIS SECOND.


What's a man/father to do? Not much, right? I am off to the woods to hunt elk in a day or two. It's all out of my control. The only shame I have is that I did not arrive to this conclusion until later in life. I hit 41 in Aug of this year.....

general ambivalent's picture

Drumpf is more than doubling the bomb toll of Obama, so there's that.

SoDamnMad's picture

The UN World Food Programme is suppose to make it's last NK food delivery in November. Why feed them at all because it is going to the military and not the starving kids.  Divert it to all the African countries like Zimbabwe; you know, the country that use to export grain under the white farmers until Mugabe killed or ran them off but now must put his hand our for aid (while siphoning off much for himself.).

soyungato's picture

China is pissed becausethe fat one is giving Japan the excuse to go nuke.

land_of_the_few's picture

At least he doesn't need a mobility scooter to get around because of HFCS.

Maximeme Q's picture

It's ok, go ahead and say (((it)))

earleflorida's picture

so, are those, 'Mr. X & Internationalist Guys[?],... writing the script Mr. Know it All?

we'll punk,... are they

SheHunter's picture

Kim shorted the market Friday. Then began pulling a plaster missile around after dark assuring a good market drop on Tuesday.

OutaTime43's picture

Shoot it down right after liftoff. Give Kim Jong Fat and his sycophants a little jolt.

east of eden's picture


Your Patriots are a scam. The Thaad was only ever intended as a battlefield defense system, and you don't have s-300, s-400 or s-500 systems.

What are you planning to do? Get 100K people together to spit at it?

sinbad2's picture

Aegis has an 83% success rate, if it knows when and where the missile is coming from, and where it is going to.

Do you think the Norks will tell you?

It has never been tested in a real world situation, or if it has it is kept secret.

Oh and that 83% success rate does not mean it brought down the target, just that it detonated in the right area.

Anteater's picture

...fired from the Hypersonic Space Plane, by the decomposing ghost

of Ronald Reagan, lol.

yogibear's picture

LOL, the US has systems to  take down fat-boy Un's missiles.

land_of_the_few's picture


What was the global obesity ranking again? Discounting say Tonga, and so on?

DollarMenu's picture

Well, at least gold tinted tungsten bullets.

Anteater's picture

THAAD currently has a 5-5 record, provided you tell them the launch

time, azimuth and boost-phase arc-over rate. Oh, wait DPRK doesn't

have inertial guidance. It will break up all by itself, ...without THAAD.

Americans are the most gullible rubes on Earth! Pass the schmeer!

SHADEWELL's picture

You will have your answer shortly

Which will also serve as a warning to you black liver fucks
Right cum rad?

earleflorida's picture

do you think after the ussa 'Scortched [north korea's] Earth'D via Napalm and every known [state-of-the-art] imaginable bio/chem weapon/ Bombs... leaving but carrion on the surface of smoldering flesh that the NORK's have a little bit of a, 'grudge'!  

east of eden's picture

Stupid americans. They are using the Norks to get an excuse to annihilate you.

Say bye-bye now.

Concertedmaniac's picture

I agree and the downvotes are from Americans under the same delusion the Japanese were under in ww2. Except they think they're god. The balls of Americans that say how bad the Japanese were in ww2, your country has done much worse and cost millions of lives. Yet the 'patriots' with their 300+ million guns do nothing. America is Babylon.

bluez's picture

Yes of course the USSA sucks mightily.

We do not actually "elect" these assholes.

The whole world needs strategic hedge simple score voting.

Until then, we are not responsible.

Reality is simply what's real.


earleflorida's picture

hmmm... 'death by association', or is it guilt that makes USsa seek its own suicide---

the numbers just ain't there...

do the math!

massbytes's picture

You are just another confused non-American.  Jealous and stupid.

divingengineer's picture

He's just pissed off that the muslims get to fuck his old lady more than he does.

general ambivalent's picture

Americans are only 53% white, faggot. They could import muslims for 20 years and still be whiter than you.

land_of_the_few's picture

How's it going in Congress? That working out well?

PrezTrump's picture

Sorry you don't have the BALLS to do anything.  That's ok.  We'll take care of it, as always.

Anteater's picture

I remember your great 10,000,000 Man Sovereigntist March on WADC.

What, like 3,000 preppers showed up? You couldn't even get 35,000 sigs

on the Hillary Email FOIA referendum! 1/10,000th of the US population!!

divingengineer's picture

I'd have gone, but I had to work.

general ambivalent's picture

Hates (((them))), blames everything on (((them))), but still goes to work everyday for (((them))).

Reminder that the cucks here were talking about civil war if The Big Goldman turned out to be a fake. It didn't happen. Suggesting they love their Goldman masters.

turbojarhead's picture

You were confused. They said 10,000,000 EUROPEAN cucks werer supposed to show-3,000 American prepper males were the equivalent.