Wednesday, 30 August 2017

North Korean missile test was 'prelude to containing Guam'



Kim Jong Un has ordered more missile tests and described the most recent launch as a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam.
 
The North Korean leader's comments came as the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss Tuesday's test of a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan.


Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said it was a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that the North first successfully tested in May and threatened to fire into waters near Guam earlier this month.


Mr Kim was present for the intermediate-range missile launch over Japan.


He expressed "great satisfaction" over the launch which he called a "meaningful prelude" to containing Guam, which is home to key US military bases that North Korea finds threatening.


KCNA added that it is "necessary to positively push forward the work for putting the strategic force on a modern basis by conducting more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target in the future".




SKY      News.