North Korea Serious With World War 3 Threat! Missile Reaches Japan

Peter Wilson, British deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said that North Korea firing a missile into Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone was "something the (Security) Council should take extremely seriously".

North Korea has previously fired Rodong and other missiles into the sea, but South Korean analysts say yesterday's 1,000km flight was one of the longest for a North Korean test.

NEWS BRIEF A North Korean missile launched Wednesday morning flew more than 600 miles and sank into the Sea of Japan. The report was confirmed by Euan Graham, British diplomat stationed in Pyongyang, which is considered the first missile launch from North Korea to ever hit Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

"The situation is tense and we need to do everything to de-escalate the situation", China's Ambassador Liu Jieyi told reporters.

The ballistic missile launch brought swift condemnation from the major governments of the region.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "deeply troubled" by North Korea's recent missile launches, his spokesman said, calling on Pyongyang to "reverse its course". We lodged a strong protest with North Korea, ' he told reporters.

"Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, is ironclad", Ross said Wednesday.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe strongly condemned the launch. Japan also said its self-defence force would remain on alert in case of further launches.

Several other North Korean rockets have gone farther and even over Japan. North Korea has tested four nuclear bombs since 2006, most recently in January this year.

It goes on to ask the committee to "take appropriate action" in response to Pyongyang's launch of the missiles, which are in violation of Security Council resolutions.

The UN Security Council met in closed emergency session last night in NY to discuss the firing of a North Korean missile into Japanese waters, earlier this week.

The defense officials condemned the missile tests and reiterated that they will continue to cooperate closely and share information on North Korea's missile threat, according to the statement.

Last month, South Korea's defense ministry said the THAAD will be located in Seongju, in the southeastern part of the country.

The new THAAD missile system is not supposed to be operational in South Korea until the end of 2017.

South Korea's capital city and its adjacent metropolitan area can not be protected by the THAAD battery as its interceptors have a maximum range of 200 km Seongju is about 250 km away from the capital.

"On July 19, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its eastern coast".

It's a clear evidence to support a claim that THAAD in South Korea is not aimed at intercepting DPRK missiles, but supervising and pressuring China and Russian Federation as part of USA efforts at its Pivot-to-Asia strategy. The U.S. anti-missile system is created to shoot down missiles at a much higher altitude of 40-150 km.



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