South Korea has sent it’s sole missile defence vessel, the Sejong the Great, to monitor the North Korean missile launch which will likely occur on April 4th or 5th.
There are already four American and Japanese missile destroyers in the area. If any shots are taken, it is very unlikely that they will be from the South Korean vessel – Koreans firing on Koreans and all that stuff.
The North had a rather robust, if typical, reply to the new movements:
“The Lee Myung-bak [South Koren President] group of traitors is showing themselves in their true color as confrontational maniacs who spread malicious insults at whatever their brethren does,” countered the Minju Joson, a newspaper of the North’s Cabinet.
Thanks to Closing Velocity for the image and the info.