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US, S. Korea closely watching Pyongyang's satellite launch

The United States and South Korea are closely watching Pyongyang's spy satellite launch, Han Sung-Keun, a spokesperson for Seoul's Joint Chief of Staff, said Tuesday.

"We are tracking and monitoring various possibilities of provocation, including North Korea's claim of a so-called satellite [launch]," Han told reporters. However, the official declined to comment when asked about the possibility of shutting down the rocket that will carry the satellite.

Earlier, North Korea confirmed that it plans to launch a military reconnaissance satellite next month to monitor the military activities of the United States.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JG