(BBC News) North Korea is poised to complete preparations for its rocket launch scheduled for later this week, an official said in Pyongyang.
A satellite will be installed on the Unha-3 rocket by the end of Tuesday, the official told foreign journalists in a rare press conference.
The official dismissed concerns that the launch was a cover for developing missile technology as "nonsense".
Three Asian airlines have made changes to flight paths to avoid the rocket.
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