In this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's Unha 3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. (KCNA via AP, File)
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Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a U.S. think-tank said, as U.S government officials signaled that a launch could occur as early as Monday.On Friday, U.S. government sources said U.S. intelligence agencies believed North Korea could be ready by the U.S. Super Bowl kickoff Sunday, which will be Monday in Korea.On Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with President Xi Jinping of China, North Korea's main ally and neighbor, and agreed that a North Korean launch would represent a "provocative and destabilizing action," the White House said.Obama and Xi also said they would coordinate efforts to respond to North Korea's nuclear test last month and said they would not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapon state.The 38 North report said activity could also be seen around a building at the launch site used in the past to receive and assemble rocket stages.
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