Tuesday, May 30, 2017

US Reacting on North Korean Threat


Today, the USA will conduct interception tests directed
against North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles.

[Chinanews 中国新闻网 on May 30, 2017, at 13:45 local time]

At about the same time, the English website of AL-Jazeera reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promised bigger "gift packages" following Pyongyang's latest missile test, which is a statement that ratchets up already high tensions.

Kim supervised a new ballistic missile test on Monday, controlled by a precision guidance system, and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons to defend the country against the US, state media reported.

Kim said the reclusive state would develop more powerful weapons in multiple phases.

"He expressed the conviction that it would make a greater leap forward in this spirit to send a bigger 'gift package' to the Yankees" in retaliation for American military provocation, KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

The missile launched was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared with previous versions of the "Hwasong" rockets, North Korea's name for its Scud-class missiles, KCNA news agency said on Tuesday.

That indicated the North had launched a modified Scud-class missile, as South Korea's military has said.

Al-Jazeera, English headline on May 30, 2017.

Even U.S. defense secretary ("Mad Dog") Mattis is warning:

[Newsweek on May 28, 2017]

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