First reports from Sohae launch pad

Foreign reporters in Pyongyang to cover the planned launch this week of North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket were given a tour of the Sohae launch facility on Sunday.

The launch pad, previously only see through the lens of satellite photos, was opened to the reporters a day after they arrived in North Korea.

Here are some of their first impressions from Twitter. The site will be updated as more becomes available.

KCNA reported on Friday that the foreign journalists included those from AP, Reuters, AFP, CNN, NBC, BBC, Russia’s Channel One, NTV and Zvezda, Japan’s NHK and Kyodo News, Germany’s ARD, Sweden’s SVT, Swiss TV, Le Monde, Vietnamese TV, Phoenix TV, Channel News Asia, Indonesia’s TV One, South Africa’s ETV and Brazil’s Estado de Sao Paulo.

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