31 August 2017

News Story: North Korean Missile Test a Prelude to "Containing" Guam

Hwasong-12 ballistic missile test launch prep (File Photo)
North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, with leader Kim Jong Un saying he wanted more exercises targetting the Pacific.

“The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the Korean People's Army in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” state media agency KCNA quoted Kim as saying. 

Earlier this month, North Korea threatened to fire four missiles into the sea near Guam, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury” if it threatened the U.S.

Tuesday’s test was of the same Hwasong-12 missile Kim had threatened to use on Guam, reports Reuters, but the test flight took it another direction, over northern Japan’s Hokkaido and into the North Pacific Ocean.

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