N. Korea: Rocket Could Launch on Weekend

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CBNNews.com - Global security may not have been on the G-20's official agenda but the topic was not ignored.

President Obama met with the leader of South Korea Thursday. Obama said there will be a "united response from the international community" if North Korea launches a rocket as threatened.

U.S. defense officials say the communist country has started fueling a long-range rocket and could launch it as early as this weekend.

North Korea says it is only a communications satellite.

Click the player to hear CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane explain why the missile launch is a big concern for the U.S.

Meanwhile, the North Korean government has also announced it will put on trial two American journalists it claims crossed into the country near the China border illegally.

CBN International Correspondent Gary Lane said this connection was well thought out.

"They needed some leverage to put pressure on us not to shoot down the missile and to let it go forward," he said.

Gary also said North Korea's rocket could have the potential to reach as far as Hawaii.

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