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5 March, 2003
North Korean Planes Buzz US Spy Plane

You will hear a story about an incident between North Korea and the US. Listen and put in the missing words.

A US spy plane flying over International airspace in the Sea of Japan was intercepted on Sunday morning by four North Korean fighter jets. The jets, armed with missiles, followed the for 20 minutes coming as close as 15 metres.

appears that the jets locked on to US plane as a target. ‘The fighters armed’ said US Pacific Command in Hawaii.

Korea fears that the US will bomb nuclear facility before it is loaded with material. Japan and other countries are concerned a possible war. The Japanese Defence Minister North Korea’s actions were ‘extraordinary.’

Japan, South and China are hoping for a peaceful to the crisis.


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