February 5, 2016 / 9:47 PM / 4 years ago

North Korea could be ready for missile launch by Super Bowl: U.S. source

A giant picture of the Vince Lombardi Trophy promoting Super Bowl 50 hangs down the side of building in San Francisco, California, February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea could be ready for its next rocket launch by the time of the U.S. Super Bowl on Sunday, a U.S. government source said on Friday.

The Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos football teams is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (2330 GMT).

Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Eric Walsh

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