North Korea fires missile with range that could reach US mainland

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • World War 3 fear levels escalate once more after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday morning.
  • The missile landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, according to officials.
  • The ICBM can carry nuclear warheads and had a range that could hit the U.S. mainland, a Japanese official said.

North Korea’s military test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday morning local time that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Japanese officials said.

The missile that can carry nuclear warheads had a range that could hit the U.S. mainland, Japan’s defense minister said, per the BBC. It was the North Korean military’s second ICBM launch reported this month.

The White House issued a statement vowing to take “all necessary measures to ensure the security of the American homeland” and South Korean and Japanese allies.

Vice President Kamala Harris convened a meeting on the launch with the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bangkok.

They vowed that a North Korean nuclear test “would be met with a strong and resolute response from the international community,” but “the path to dialogue remains open,” per a readout.

Japan’s Defense Ministry said the weapon was fired eastward from near North Korea’s western coast around 10:14 am, landing near Japan’s coast, per the Japan Times.

The missile landed in the sea some 130 miles west of Hokkaido, according to Japanese and South Korean officials.

“We naturally lodged a strong protest against North Korea, which has repeated its provocations with unprecedented frequency,” Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters in Thailand, where he’s attending the APEC summit, per Reuters.

National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson in a statement said the U.S. “strongly condemns” Pyongyang “for its test of a long-range ballistic missile” that “needlessly raises tensions and risks destabilizing the security situation in the region.”

Watson, Harris and the APEC leaders all noted that the launch was a “brazen violation” of multiple UN Security Council resolutions.

Watson said it showed that Pyongyang prioritized its “unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs over the well-being of its people” as she called on the country to “come to the table for serious negotiations.”

“The door has not closed on diplomacy, but Pyongyang must immediately cease its destabilizing actions and instead choose diplomatic engagement.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen a series of missile launches in recent weeks, which state media described as “tactical nuclear” drills that represented an “obvious warning” to the U.S. and South Korea.

The latest launch came one day after North Korea’s military fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea and warned of a “fiercer” response to the U.S. and its allies.

This was in response to President Biden’s pledge with the leaders of South Korea and Japan last week to forge closer ties while condemning Pyongyang’s recent military action.

Watson said Biden had been briefed on the latest launch and intended to build on that agreement.

Source: Fox News

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12 thoughts on “North Korea fires missile with range that could reach US mainland

  1. Space Force by now better have sabotaged or snagged the two Nork satellites in a polar southern orbit over the USA since 2012 and 2016.
    The late Dr. Vincent Pry said neither one has ever made a transmission and strongly suspected they were EMP nukes designed to fry the US electric grid.
    The DOD better get a grip and address this threat before the lights go out.

    https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2017/08/13/exclusive-congressional-expert-north-korea-satellites-orbiting-u-s-could-be-used-for-surprise-emp-attack/

    The south polar trajectory of KMS-3 and KMS-4 evades U.S. Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radars and National Missile Defenses, resembling a Russian secret weapon developed during the Cold War, called the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) that would have used a nuclear-armed satellite to make a surprise EMP attack on the United States.”

      1. Verrrry True, my Ex lives there. Thx 4 not disagreeing with my comment, as if you even could intelligently.

    1. I hate to say it but it’s time for Japan to start defending themselves “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY”!!!
      APPARENTLY ITS TOO LATE TI NEGOTIATE WITH THAT CHUBBY LITTLE DESPOT!!!

    1. You do know that there’s a FOAB out there don’t you? There’s always something bigger around the corner

  2. WHY ARE WE NOT SHOOTING THOSE THINGS OUT IF THE SKY ?
    WE SHOULD USE REAGAN DIPLOMACY AND “ECLIPSE THEIR SUN WITH STRATEGIC BOMBERS !!!

  3. I really doubt that north korea,iran or russia’s invasion of Ukraine would have been a problem if AMERICA had a strong president and regime.We have become a so-so country under”joey mumbles”and our enemies are exploiting it.Trumps mouth may have been his downfall,but the country was a well oiled machine and he got it done while the democRATs were NO help and he didn’t get much help from the Republicans.We,as a country were much better off under President Trump.

  4. Sean Richmond expressed my sentiments exactly. President Trump was a great peoples (America first) president who received
    nothing but trash from the other side and VERY LITTLE assistance from his party. I am so tired of all the in-house fighting.
    President Trump accomplished more in the short period he was the sitting president than ANY before him while fighting the
    other side and RINOs. If he will only stick to the issues and leave his caustic criticism to the other side, he will do to the country
    what Ron DeSantis did with Florida.

  5. It wouldn’t be a problem,in fact there would be fewer problems worldwide if TRUMP was PRESIDENT instead of”joey the wimp”and his bunch of loonies.

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