Despite an agreement with the U.S. not to do so, North Korea appeared poised Sunday to launch a long-range missile. The launch effort was reported by sources in South Korea. The launch is set to take place next month, to celebrate the 100th birthday of former North Korean dictator Kim Sung-il.
The report on the launch came as U.S. President Barack H. Obama was visiting the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. The U.S. has warned that firing such a missile would endanger the agreement between North Korea and Western powers to send food to North Korea.