The report stated that North Korea's ballistic missiles, which have a range of 4,000 km, are in the launch position. Japan has already deployed Patriot missiles in anticipation of a possible test fire in North Korea who last month declared it was in a state of war with South Korea.
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Pyongyang also threatened to attack the United States with nuclear weapons and sealed off the industrial zone it shares with the South.
CNN quoted a US official as saying a test launch could happen without North Korea issuing a standard notice to commercial aviation and maritime shipping warning them to stay away from the missile's path.
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