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Senate majority leader practices politics of personal destruction
Topic - Paek Chang-Ho
Defiant North Korea fueled up a rocket Wednesday in preparation for what now appears to be an imminent liftoff while the country's young leader strengthened his grip on power with a new title making him the nation's top political official.
Mr. Paek denied Wednesday that the launch was anything but a peaceful civilian bid to send a satellite into space.
He said the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite is designed to send back images and data that will be used for weather forecasts and agricultural surveys.